Institute of Licensing consults on guidance on suitability of taxi, PHV applicants – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 5th, 2018 in consultations, licensing, local government, news, taxis by sally

‘The Institute of Licensing (IoL) has launched a consultation on proposed guidance on determining the suitability of applicants and licensees in the hackney and private hire trades.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd Februaru 2018

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

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in criminal records, licensing, news, taxis by sally

‘Taxi and private hire drivers have admitted the regulation of licences needs to be tougher for public safety.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2018

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Taxi driver found guilty of refusing to take blind man and his guide dog – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in conditional discharge, costs, disability discrimination, news, sentencing, taxis by sally

‘A taxi driver operating in Sandwell has been found guilty of refusing to take a blind man and his guide dog.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd January 2018

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Uber begins appeal against London license ban – The Independent

Posted December 11th, 2017 in appeals, licensing, London, news, taxis by sally

‘Uber will defend its right to operate in London in a court hearing on Monday after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its licence in its most important European market.’

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The Independent, 11th December 2017

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Uber request to take drivers’ rights case directly to top UK court rejected – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 5th, 2017 in appeals, courts, employment, news, Supreme Court, taxis by tracey

‘Uber’s request to take its appeal to overturn a ruling over drivers’ rights directly to the UK’s highest court, skipping the Court of Appeal, has been rejected.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2017

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Employment: Is the gig finally up for Uber? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 4th, 2017 in appeals, employment, employment tribunals, interpretation, news, taxis by sally

‘It is fair to say that this year has been something of an annus horribilis for Uber. Amid the non-renewal of its London licence, data hacks and numerous other controversies, the ride-hailing business has also been doing battle in the UK employment tribunals. In the latest stage of this particular journey, Uber did not fare well.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 4th December 2017

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John Bowers QC on Employment Law – Littleton Chambers

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in contract of employment, employment, news, taxis by sally

‘The following commentary is the latest in a series of Employment Law blog posts by John Bowers QC.’

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Littleton Chambers, 20th November 2017

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Uber loses court appeal against drivers’ rights – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2017 in contract of employment, news, self-employment, taxis by tracey

‘Taxi firm Uber has lost an appeal against a ruling that its drivers should be treated as workers rather than self-employed.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2017

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Black cab shape not distinctive enough to be trademark, say judges – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in appeals, London, news, taxis by tracey

‘New-style taxis could soon roll on to city roads after court of appeal judges ruled that the shape of the traditional London black cab was not distinctive enough to be a trademark.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2017

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Institute of Licensing warns ministers that licensing system putting public safety at risk – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 31st, 2017 in criminal records, licensing, news, taxis by sally

‘The Institute of Licensing (IoL) has written to the Government to raise concerns about failings in the taxi and private hire licensing system that it claims are putting public safety at risk.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th October 2017

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Court rejects booking claims and convicts cab driver of blagging – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 5th, 2017 in costs, fines, licensing, news, taxis, uninsured drivers by tracey

‘A private hire cab driver in Milton Keynes has been convicted of illegally plying for hire (blagging), with the magistrates’ court rejecting his argument that as he had make the booking on behalf of the customer the fare was lawful.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th October 2017

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Uber appeals over tribunal ruling giving drivers benefits – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2017 in appeals, employment, holiday pay, internet, news, self-employment, statutory sick pay, taxis by tracey

‘An appeal by Uber against a ruling that its drivers are entitled to benefits such as holiday pay is due to be heard at an Employment Appeals Tribunal.’

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BBC News, 27th September 2017

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Addison Lee wrongly classed drivers as self-employed, tribunal rules – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2017 in employment, employment tribunals, holiday pay, news, self-employment, taxis by sally

‘Drivers for London-based minicab company Addison Lee could be owed wages and holiday pay after an employment tribunal test case found that some had been wrongly classed as self-employed.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2017

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Taxi laws need updating to tackle child sexual abuse, say councils – The Guardian

‘Taxi laws need urgently updating to combat child sexual exploitation, councils have warned.’

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The Guardian, 25th August 2017

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Uber driver who waited outside bars to pick up and rape drunken women is jailed for 12 years – The Independent

Posted July 13th, 2017 in news, rape, recidivists, sentencing, taxis by tracey

‘An Uber driver who waited outside London bars and targeted drunk women to rape, has been jailed for 12 years.’

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The Independent, 13th July 2017

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Uber to appeal against English tests for drivers – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2017 in appeals, examinations, London, news, taxis by sally

‘The introduction of an English language test for private hire drivers has been delayed after Uber won the right to appeal against the plans.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2017

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Judge dismisses prosecution of taxi company over cross-border bookings – Local Government Lawyer

‘A taxi firm did not break the law when an automated booking system allocated a customer enquiry in one local authority area to a cab owned by the same firm but licensed by a neighbouring council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th June 2017

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Uber faces legal threat from union over London licence – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2017 in licensing, London, news, taxis, trade unions by sally

‘Uber has come under further pressure in London after a union threatened legal action if the capital’s transport authority renews the taxi app’s licence without guaranteeing more rights for drivers.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2017

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Test purchase sees taxi driver convicted over refusal to allow guide dog in car – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 3rd, 2017 in disabled persons, dogs, equality, news, prosecutions, taxis by tracey

‘A North East council has successfully prosecuted a taxi driver who refused to let a passenger with an assistance dog into his vehicle.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd May 2017

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Uber granted right to appeal against ruling on UK drivers’ rights – The Guardian

‘Uber has been granted the right to appeal against last year’s landmark ruling that its UK minicab drivers should be treated as employed workers with rights to the minimum wage and sick pay.’

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The Guardian, 19th April 2017

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