Equality Act 2010 & additional taxi charges

Equality Act 2010 & additional taxi charges

FollowFollowFollowFollow McNutt v Transport for London [2019] EWHC 365 (Admin) No designated taxi or PHV fitted with a taximeter can switch their meter on before loading a wheelchair passenger and no designated taxi or PHV can quote an inflated fare even if they do...
Should Scotland taxi drivers wear a uniform?

Should Scotland taxi drivers wear a uniform?

FollowFollowFollowFollow Some councils have a taxi driver dress code as a condition of their licence. In a recent BBC feature, some Scottish taxi drivers who feel more comfortable in jeans and said, “shouldn’t have to go out and buy clothes I otherwise...
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...