SCC Code of Practice Consultation

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC) has opened the ’Surveillance Camera Code of Practice‘ consultation.  It seeks views on “…revisions to the code of practice to reflect changes to legislation…“. All responses must be submitted before closure of the consultation period on 8th September 2021.

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Court of Appeal on TfL Streetspace Scheme

Today the Court of Appeal handed down its judgement on an appeal by Transport for London against the decision of the High Court regarding a challenge to the London Streetspace Scheme and Bishopsgate road restrictions (R (United Trade Action Group & Others) v Transport for London & Others [2021] EWCA Civ 1197).  It found (at…

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MoJ Publishes Judicial Review & Courts Bill

Today the Ministry of Justice published, and introduced to Parliament, the Judicial Review & Courts Bill.  It proposes to “…equip judges with the tools to give more tailored solutions in judicial review cases. It will also create a better balance between the rights of citizens to challenge executive decisions through judicial review and the need…

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DfT Coronavirus Guidance Update

Today the Department for Transport (DfT) updated its ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): Taxis & PHVs’ guidance. It reflects “changes to rules on face coverings and social distancing to reflect Step 4 of roadmap out of lockdown” and offers advice on “actions that drivers, operators and owners of taxis or private hire vehicles (PHVs) can take to protect…

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TfL & Lockdown Roadmap

Today Transport for London (TfL) issued ‘Coronavirus Update 23 – Consolidation’ Notice 10/21 covering “…important information to licensees, following the Prime Minister’s announcement confirming that Step 4 of the Roadmap out of lockdown will proceed on Monday 19 July…”.  This should be read in conjunction with Department for Transport (DfT) guidance which was updated on…

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Local Authority Remote Meetings Consultation

Today the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government issued a ‘Local Authority Remote Meetings: Call for Evidence‘.  It seeks “…views on the use of the current arrangements which have allowed local authorities to hold meetings remotely or in a hybrid format during the coronavirus pandemic…”.  The consultation closes on 17th June 2021. [*Update: On…

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Court of Appeal Rules on Collective Bargaining Rights

Today the Court of Appeal handed down its judgement in The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v The Central Arbitration Committee & Others [2021] EWCA Civ 952. It found that riders, engaged by Deliveroo, are not in an employment relationship and do not possess the right to form a trade union (within the meaning…

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Crown Court Rules on Late Driver Renewal

On 21st June 2021 it was reported Nottingham Crown Court had delivered judgement on an appeal, in Cartledge v Gedling Borough Council [2021] (unreported), regarding the delay by a licensing authority in a hackney carriage driver licence renewal determination, which was applied for in good time, and enforcement action.  The case centred on the interpretation,…

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New Taxi & Private Hire Vehicles Bill

Today, in the House of Commons, Peter Gibson MP tabled a Private Members Bill entitled the ‘Taxis & Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding & Road Safety) Bill’.  Whilst details on the content of the Bill have not been published yet, a Second Reading has been slated for the 10th September 2021.

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LLG Guidance on Remote Meetings

Today the Lawyers in Local Government (LLG), and Association of Democratic Services Officers (ADSO), published ‘Guidance on Remote Meetings: What Next for Local Authorities?‘.  It has been produced in response to the High Court judgement in Hertfordshire County Council & Others v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government & Others [2021] EWHC…

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High Court Declaration on Contractual Relationship

Today Transport for London (TfL) issued ‘High Court Declaration Proceedings Relating To Supreme Court Judgement’ Notice 08/21 providing notification of Uber London Limited commencing “…proceedings in the High Court seeking a declaration as to whether the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998…requires an operator accepting a booking from a passenger to enter into a contract…

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