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Archive for September, 2014

Taxi reforms pose ‘serious’ risk to vulnerable children warn council leaders

  Laura Sharman 25 September 2014 Children could be at greater risk of sexual exploitation under government plans to reform taxi licensing, town hall chiefs are warning. The Local Government Association (LGA) said proposals set out within the Deregulation Bill will make it easier for criminal gangs to use licensed vehicles to groom, abuse and […]

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London Taxi Drivers’ Demonstration 24th September 2014

Unite the union press release London’s cabbies demonstrate over Mayor’s failure to deliver Unite’s London cab section will today (Wednesday 24 September) take part in a drive in demonstration at Trafalgar Square over London Mayor Boris Johnson’s failure to protect the iconic black cab from unregulated competition where many have described him as a ‘complete […]

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Merseyside taxi drivers may no longer face ‘knowledge’ test

Private hire firm Delta wants assessment scrapped Taxi drivers at some of Merseyside’s biggest firms may be allowed to carry passengers without taking the traditional “Knowledge” test. Sefton council’s licensing committee will decide on Monday whether to keep or scrap the controversial Knowledge Test which all new taxi drivers in the borough must pass. Bootle-based […]

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