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Recent Blog & Publications
It is the time to the year when licensing authorities are setting their fees for the next financial year. It is important that taxi and private hire licence holders understand the law relating to fee setting and how this can be challenged.
In recent months, the debate on the legalities of cross-border hiring has seen no abating. There have been several judicial decisions on the matter and of course the taxi finish and task group has made recommendations to Government to legislate in order to address concerns and close the “loop”.
A paper to “Critically assess the issues faced by whistle-blowers in safeguarding adults from abuse or neglect and the protection afforded to them under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.”
Taxi and private hire drivers, operators and proprietors should always give serious consideration to appealing a decision by a licensing authority to refuse, revoke or suspend a licence.
They way Clean Air and Ultra Low Emission Zones operate may cause taxi and private hire licence holders some difficulty in relation to their ability to strictly comply with certain statutory obligations that are placed upon them.
There has recently been a raft of announcements from various Government departments about proposed future changes & plans relating to the taxi & private hire sector. In this article, I will be looking at the Government proposals and what the implications are for the sector.