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Archive for March, 2015

TfL Launch Private Hire Regulations Review Consultation

On Friday 27th March Transport for London launched its keenly awaited Private Hire Regulations Review Consultation. The consultation is open until 19th June 2015. Unite Cab Section will be engaging fully in this consultation but we urge every taxi driver to participate in this consultation. This consultation comes at a crucial time with many changes taking place very quickly in […]

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TFL APPLIES TO HIGH COURT FOR DECLARATION ON TAXIMETERS & ANNOUNCES PRIVATE HIRE REVIEW

Transport for London (TfL), which regulates and licenses the taxi and private hire trades in the Capital in the interests of passengers, submitted its application on Wednesday 25 March to the High Court for a declaration on taximeters. This follows confirmation that the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) has invited the Magistrates’ Court to withdraw […]

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NEW TAXI FACTORY TESTAMENT TO THE SKILLS AND DEDICATION OF THE WORKFORCE SAYS UNITE

Plans for a new £250 million factory to build the next generation black taxi cabs were heralded by Britain’s largest union Unite as testament to the skills and dedication of the London Taxi Company’s workforce. The investment by the firm’s Chinese owner Geeley comes two years after the workforce and their union Unite successfully campaigned […]

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BLACK TAXIS GO GREEN WITH £45 MILLION GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT

Press release From: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Department for Transport,The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Baroness Kramer and + others First published:26 March 2015Part of: Reducing greenhouse gases and other emissions from transport, Climate change, Transport, Business and enterprise, Trade and investment and + others Ministers have today (26 March 2015) announced £45 million to support the rollout of greener taxis. A £20 million fund […]

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