Category Archive: Politics

Aug 30

SOUTHAMPTON’S cabbies fear they could be driven out of business

SOUTHAMPTON’S cabbies fear they could be driven out of business by a new council crackdown on pollution. Angry taxi drivers are demanding a meeting with civic chiefs over plans to ditch ageing petrol and diesel cars for new low-emission vehicles. But according to the city’s taxi groups, some of the electric and hybrid cars, being …

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May 05

Former European Commissioner joins Uber policy board

Car-booking service Uber has appointed a former vice-president of the European Commission to its new public policy board. Nellie Kroes spent 11 years with the European Union’s executive body as commissioner for competition and also head of its Digital Agenda initiative. The board will advise the company on its global expansion and held its first …

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May 01

South Lanarkshire Council boss disciplined over taxi contracts awarded to his nephew

The Sunday Herald reports that a senior employee at South Lanarkshire Council has been disciplined after an investigation into over £200,000 of taxi contracts awarded to his nephew. Peter Henry, who was the election agent for Labour’s deputy leader on the local authority, has been given a written warning following a seven-month probe by auditors. …

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Apr 26

Commons Questions – Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles Department for Transport written question – answered on 25th April 2016. Mark Pawsey Conservative, Rugby To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is offering to local authorities to promote the provision of electric car charging points. Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) This Government has committed to …

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