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Taxi News from The United Kingdom

Regular updates of UK Taxi Industry News

WATCH: Investigation launched after Leeds taxi firm employee accused of attempting to bribe council official - Leeds ...

Concerns have been raised about a leaked video which appears to show the employee saying 'whoever I've got inside needs paying'

Taxi Leaks: Sean Paul Day : Open Letter To Credit Card Equipment Provider CMT.

Although CMT’s property has already been removed, I read with interest your accompanying letter.  For the record, I consider CMT- the payment system provider- to have violated the terms laid out in the Consumer Rights Act 2015 

Taxi Leaks: Sorry Driver, I've Got No Cash And Your Terminals Not Working...Im Not Paying.

I think i would seize the card,hopefully remember to record the conversation & if of value after informing the police take out a small claims court injunction,teach them a lesson.

Uber rival Taxify plots London comeback

A European Uber rival that was forced out of the UK after just three days last year is plotting a return to London, in a new challenge to the US taxi app.

Nottingham to get London’s MyTaxi App - BQLive

The new Uber-style app, which will allow residents of Nottingham to book hackney cabs from their smartphone, will launch on 1st March.

Hero black taxi driver refuses to accept money after rushing family across London to be with their dying daughter | L...

A family have praised a hero cabbie who refused to accept payment for a fare when he rushed them across London to be with their dying daughter.

  Katy Shaw, 62, and her husband Chris, 65, were in Oxford Street when they received a panicked phone call from their daughter Izzy, 24, who had found her twin sister Olivia face down in her bed. The couple immediately hailed a black cab and directed it back to their home in Herne Hill, south London, while on the phone to Izzy and paramedics.

Taxi drivers admit licence regulation needs to be tougher - BBC News

It comes after research showed licences were being granted to drivers with serious criminal convictions.

Rogue parking firms denied DVLA data | News | The Times & The Sunday Times

Rogue parking companies will be denied access to a government database so they can no longer aggressively pursue motorists for fines.Under the plans, hailed as

MP’s Taxi Safety Bill is published ahead of its return to Parliament next week - Cambridge Network

New laws to improve safety for passengers of taxis and private hire vehicles will be presented to Parliament next week by Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner.

Taxi Leaks: CASA Trained Compliance Officers Now Have New Powers To Stop And Inspect Vehicles

Yeah, the problem with this is that they tend to aim enforcement against legitimate perfectly legal taxis, in other words they constantly enforce against the already enforced. Interesting how they go on about enforcement of existing regulation, yet carry on letting Uber operate and have let them go outside regulations. Total bollocks if you ask me. If they really want to enforce they could go west end and have a field day, but no instead they go Heathrow and trawl the feeder park checking badges, yet allow Uber and all the other important stuff go. Jokers. I tell you what, soon cab drivers are gonna wake up and revolt in a serious way.

This is how taxi driver used plastic coffee cap to cover FUEL PIPE - Birmingham Mail

Cap used to cover leaking diesel fuel pipe

Traffic cops were left stunned when they spotted a taxi driver using a PLASTIC Costa coffee lid to cover his leaking diesel fuel pipe.

Council prosecutes 53 taxi and private hire drivers - these were their offences - Liverpool Echo

The city council is clamping down on those not adhering to licensing laws

Top cop forced to stand down over officers' bungling of John Worboys case is now a cabbie

Former Chief Supt Chris Jarratt, 59, shamelessly uses his background as a policeman to promote himself as a tour guide of London...

Cardiff man with cerebral palsy refused Uber ride - BBC News

Ted Shiress, who has cerebral palsy, says the driver left but he was still charged a cancellation fee.

Taxi drivers are blamed for nearly one sex attack a DAY as reports of sexual assaults by Uber, black cab and private ...

The concerning figures from 23 of England and Wales' 43 police forces show that 337 attacks were reported between April 2016 and March 2017.

Revealed: The number of Hull taxi drivers arrested for rape and sexual assault - Hull Daily Mail

Hull City Council said it takes offences committed by licensed drivers extremely seriously

Electric taxi plan scrapped after row with Leeds City Council - Yorkshire Evening Post

A TAXI company was forced to scrap an investment worth £3m...
...after Leeds City Council blocked its bid to bring a fleet of emission-free electric cars to the city.

This Is How Britain's Taxi Drivers Have Taken The Battle Against Uber Local

This week York became the latest English city to effectively ban Uber,

and the traditional taxi drivers lobbying against the app don't want to stop there. But are authorities actually powerless to do anything?

Taxi drivers claim they are being 'victimised' | York Press

A PETITION signed by more than 250 taxi and private hire drivers has been handed to the council amid claims the authority is “victimising”…

Why taxi drivers brought traffic to a standstill in Loughborough today - Leicester Mercury

They carried out a go-slow procession earlier today

They were demonstrating their concern at a process known as ‘cross border sub contraction’ where firms with drivers licensed outside Charnwood send them into the borough to pick up fares.

Denied: Uber's request to skip to UK Supreme Court to appeal workers' rights • The Register

Uber’s request to leapfrog the Court of Appeals and go straight to the UK Supreme Court in its bid to appeal a decision on workers’ rights, has been knocked back...

Green cabs: is London ready for electric taxis? | Business to business | The Guardian

London follows cities such as Amsterdam and Bangalore by introducing electric taxis next year, but some see problems on the road ahead...

London firms back Transport for London's English tests for private hire drivers | City A.M.

London businesses are in favour of a controversial planned English test that private hire drivers face, according to a new poll from the London Chamber

Woman's ordered Uber ride hijacked by another taxi firm in Southend | Echo

A woman has raised concerns after the Uber ride she ordered was hijacked by another taxi firm - and she has no idea how it happened.

Dundee rape: grey taxi towed away as forensics scour scene - Evening Telegraph

Police investigating the rape of a woman near Dundee city centre have towed away a taxi parked within a cordon.

An 18-year-old woman was attacked in West Henderson’s Wynd last night around 8.15pm.

A man wearing a hooded top and Adidas tracksuit bottoms, He is said to be around 5ft7in to 5ft8in tall, had a Scottish accent, was of a medium to heavy build and has short hair.