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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TfL Updates Driver Requirements

Today Transport for London (TfL) issued ‘Changes to Private Hire Driver Licensing Requirements’ Notice 14/21. It incorporates changes to (a) the English Language Requirement (ELR) and adopts a new measure of (b) a Safety, Equality & Regulatory Understanding (SERU) Requirement whilst confirming, amongst others, introduction of (c) the Safeguarding Awareness Course (as detailed in TfL…

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LPHCA Road Show 2021

We are pleased to have attended the annual LPHCA Road Show today.  It was great to hear the views of some notable speakers on key topics whilst catching up with clients old and new – after a very difficult 2 years for all. In particular, Travis Morley wishes to offer our thanks to the Alan,…

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MP Proposes Reforms on NDA Use

Today, in the House of Commons, Maria Miller MP tabled a Private Members Bill entitled the ‘Non-Disclosure Agreements (No. 2) Bill‘.  Whilst details on the content of the Bill have not been published yet, a Second Reading has been slated for the 18th March 2022.

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ET Rules on Remedies in Flexible Working Claim

Today the Employment Tribunal published its remedy judgement in the matter of Thompson v Scancrown Ltd [2205199/2019] (Remedy). This followed a prior judgement on 18th May 2021 finding that a flexible working request, made by a woman to aid with childcare obligations, had not been properly considered by the employer Thompson v Scancrown Ltd [2205199/2019]…

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MHCLG Consults on Moveable Structures

Today the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) opened a consultation on ‘Supporting Defence Infrastructure & The Future of Time-Limited Permitted Development Rights’.  It seeks views on making permanent temporary measures introduced, in response to the pandemic, by the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.  These include, amongst others, changes…

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Protection of Workers (Scotland) Act 2021

Today the Protection of Workers (Retail & Age-Restricted Goods & Services) (Scotland) Act 2021 was given Royal Assent and came into effect across Scotland.  The Act seeks to protect shop workers by introducing “…an offence of assaulting, threatening or abusing retail workers; and to provide for a statutory aggravation of that offence where the retail worker is enforcing a…

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