Uber win Reading Appeal

Uber win Reading Appeal

The High Court has today held that use of the Uber app does not amount to plying for hire. Reading Borough Council had prosecuted an Uber driver, Mr Ali, who had been waiting for his next booking on the Uber app. He was parked lawfully by the roadside and doing...
Edinburgh’s taxi trade “facing crisis”

Edinburgh’s taxi trade “facing crisis”

Union Unite Scotland say that a “crisis” is facing the trade in Edinburgh as an estimated £28.3 million investment would be required to meet the city council’s new emissions policy. The Union’s statement follows a meeting of around 200 Edinburgh taxi...
Fit & Proper test for taxi and private hire drivers in Scotland

Fit & Proper test for taxi and private hire drivers in Scotland

Fit & Proper test for taxi and private hire drivers in Scotland In order to be granted a taxi or private hire driver’s licence in Scotland, you must be a fit and proper person.  There is no statutory definition of “fit and proper” however, licensing authorities in...
Taxi Defence Scotland secures taxi licence

Taxi Defence Scotland secures taxi licence

Taxi Defence Scotland, the Scottish office of Taxi Defence Barristers, have secured a licence for a client whose application was opposed by Police Scotland. Head of Taxi Defence, Stephen McCaffrey, explains: “We were contacted by a gentleman who had submitted a...
New “tax” registration checks proposed for taxi/PH sector

New “tax” registration checks proposed for taxi/PH sector

The Government has announced legislation that will require tax registration checks to be undertaken on all taxi and private hire licence holders. In 2017 the HMRC consulted on measures to tackling tax evasion in the “hidden economy” with particular reference to public...