DfT Publishes Wheelchair Accessible Travel Report

Today the Department for Transport (DfT) published its report on ‘Wheelchair Accessible Travel: Taxi & Private Hire Services‘.  It presents research, compiled by Ipsos MORI, which aims to “…measure the number of people who use a wheelchair and travel by wheelchair-accessible taxis or wheelchair-accessible PHVs…” and “…explore the experiences and attitudes of people using these…

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DfT Consults on Updated Best Practice

The Department for Transport (DfT) has opened a consultation on updates to its ‘Taxi & Private Hire Vehicle Best Practice Guidance‘.  It seeks views on proposed changes to the ‘Best Practice Guidance‘ first issued in 2006 and, most recently, updated in 2010.  New proposals cover: Driving Proficiency. Driver Vocational Training & Assessment. Tinted Windows on…

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LGA & IoL Publish School Transport Guidance Note

Today the Local Government Association (LGA), and Institute of Licensing (IoL), published a ‘School Transport Guidance Note‘.  It follows expressions, by their respective memberships, of “…concerns about home to school transport contracts and safeguarding risks…”. Those areas covered incorporate (a) the ‘Role of Education Authorities’, (b) the ‘Role of Licensing Authorities’, (c) the ‘Concerns Raised…

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TfL Publishes Statutory Standards Response

Today Transport for London (TfL) published a report entitled ‘Transport for London’s Consideration of the Statutory Taxi & Private Hire Vehicle Standards‘.  It provides details on TfL’s current, and planned, policy facilitating its compliance with the recommendations set out within the ‘Statutory Taxi & Private Hire Standards‘ (July 2020).

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High Court Judgement: Contractual Relationships & Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998

Here is a link to our recent Private Hire News article covering the High Court decision in Uber London Limited v Transport for London & Others [2021] EWHC 3290 (Admin): https://privatehirenews.co.uk/high-court-judgement-contractual-relationships-private-hire-vehicles-london-act-1998/. This article also featured in Private Hire News (Issue 97): If you want to check how you are affected by this issue, or any…

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Your Taxi Law Update… December 2021

Travis Morley is pleased to present our regular newsletter covering topical taxi and private hire news stories from November 2021. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please subscribe to receive the ‘Your Taxi Law Update…‘ direct.  We hope you, as so many others, enjoy it!

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Law Reform – A New Safeguarding & Road Safety Bill

Here is our recent Private Hire News article covering the progression, through Parliament, of the Taxis & Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding & Road Safety) Bill. If you want to check how you are affected by the above issue, or any other Licensing Law matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Face Masks Mandatory Again in Licensed Vehicles

Today the Government laid before Parliament the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (England) Regulations 2021.  It reintroduces the requirement to wear face masks in taxis and private hire vehicles.  The new regulations take effect on 30th November 2021.

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