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Archive for May, 2014

TfL to invite High Court to rule on taximeters

Transport for London (TfL), which regulates and licenses the taxi and private hire trades in the capital in the interests of passengers, is to invite the High Court to rule on whether smart phones that use GPS technology to measure the time and distance of a journey and then receive information about fares comply with […]

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cab:app letter to the taxi trade

The future of our trade is at stake We can all see that the threat to the long-term future of the Hackney trade is growing on several fronts. Given what is going on currently with regulators, illegal private hire operators and taxi apps switching sides, it’s now more apparent than ever that we need to […]

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Law Commission Completes Taxi and Private Hire ‘Project’

Taxi and Private Hire Services Status: This project is complete.  The final report and draft Bill were published on 23 May 2014.  We have presented our recommendations to Government and await its response The project reviewed the legal framework relating to taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) across England and Wales with a view to […]

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Angry London cabbies attack Hailo taxi app office

The London office owned by taxi app firm Hailo has been vandalised as tensions mount in the capital over alternative cab services.   Cabbies are putting up their own posters expressing their feelings Black-cab drivers are angry that Hailo is opening up its service to private hire vehicles. The word "Scabs" was scrawled on the […]

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