Publications

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31 Jan

Taxi & private hire fees
By: admin | Published On: 20/06/18 6:08 pm

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 to understand how when licensing authorities should arrive at their fees and how this can be challenged.  The recent judgment in the Wakefield case has demonstrated the importance and value of all of the aforementioned to the trade.

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3 Jan

Return to base or right or roam?
By: admin | Published On: 20/06/18 6:08 pm

Introduction

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”.

In this article I will briefly look at all the relevant arguments and legislative provisions to update the trade on the most recent thinking and legal position.

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6 Dec

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.”

Download and read this publication.

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6 Dec

Appealing a decision of a licensing authority
By: admin | Published On: 20/06/18 6:08 pm

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.

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6 Dec

Clean Air and Ultra Low Emission Zones

In 2015, the UK Government revealed plans to improve air quality in cities with the introduction of Clean Air Zones, some to be operational by next year.  A Clean Air Zone is an area in which a local authority has brought measures into place to improve the air quality.  These measures can include a range of actions including charging polluting vehicles, including taxis and private hire vehicles, to enter such a zone or prohibiting certain types of vehicles all together.

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4 Dec

It is almost universally accepted that the UK’s taxi & private hire licensing laws require a complete overhaul.  Primary legislation regulating hackney carriage licensing in most of England & Wales dates as far back as 1847 and for private hire licensing, the legislation dates back to 1976.

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