Taxi

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...

29 Nov 2016

Taxis - and the incorrect display of number plates!

Concerns have recently been raised about the display of square number plates alongside local authority licensing plates in the number plate aperture on some taxis and private hire vehicles - effectively using the rectangular aperture to display a ...

11 Aug 2016

Taxi and private hire vehicle licensing - England & Wales - Briefing document

A Parliamentary Briefing paper, released yesterday, sets out the licensing arrangements for taxis and private hire vehicles and their drivers and the enforcement of those licences. It also looks at some of the issues currently of concern to the in...

29 Jan 2016

Taxis - Uber, Black Cabs, and the Congestion Charge - Commentary

The rise of the phone Apps such as Uber, which connect passengers with available drivers in their immediate locality, has created a considerable tension between their service and the Hackney Carriages trade, in London particularly.The issue...

21 Dec 2015

Scotland - Taxis - Edinburgh City Council Consultation

On 18th December the City of Edinburgh issued a formal consultation of their Private Hire Car licence conditions.First introduced in June 2006, the conditions were last reviewed in December 2009.  The consultation which runs until the 29th ...

09 Nov 2015

Taxis - Burden of proof on authorities in revocation appeals

The Local Government Lawyer is reporting on a recent case which has apparently ruled that the burden of proof in taxi licence revocation appeals is on the licensing authority to show that an individual is not a ‘fit and proper person’....