Taxi

11 Oct 2017

Newport to introduce new CSE policy for Taxi Drivers

On Thursday 12th October, Newport City Council’s Cabinet Member for Licensing & Regulation will meet to consider revisions to their Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Policies.A greater focus on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) issues ...

04 Oct 2017

Taxi - TfL confirms changes to private hire operator licence fees

Transport for London has confirmed an increase to private hire operators fees.The previous fee, last reviewed in April 2013, had two simple bands for private hire operators.  Less than 11 cars: £1,488, and 11+ cars: £2,826.The...

22 Sep 2017

Uber London Ltd - Licence not renewed

Today (Friday 22nd September 2017) Transport for London (TfL) has informed Uber London Limited that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on 30 September. Uber London Limited was...

08 Sep 2017

Taxi and Private Hire working group.

The Government has announced that the creation of a new Taxi and Private Hire Working Group via the Department of Transport.  It is tasked to consider the adequacy and efficiency of legislation and guidance concerning the licensing of taxis a...

22 Feb 2017

Taxis - Access for wheelchair users to taxis and PHVs

Sections 165 and 167 of the Equality Act 2010 fully come into force on the 6th April 2017.  This will make it a criminal offence for drivers of designated taxi and private hire vehicles to refuse to carry passengers in wheelchairs, to fail to...

15 Dec 2016

Rotherham Council to be 'handed back licensing powers'

It is being reported that Rotherham Council will be given back control of taxi services, although commissioners will oversee licensing decisions until 31 March 2019.Sajid Javid, the Communities Secretary, has apparently said the council had made...