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Archive for April, 2015

DEREGULATION BILL BITES AS CONCERNED PRIVATE HIRE OPERATOR ASKS QUESTIONS ABOUT UBER

CTN has been received this correspondence from a Bolton based private hire operator The letter highlights the very situation that the Unite Cab Section has been campaigning against since the Coalition Government announced its Law Commission taxi and private hire review and latterly its Deregulation Bill. I’m contacting you from xxxxxxxxx in Bolton. A couple of issues have arisen in […]

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VOTE LABOUR – YOUR FUTURE IS AT STAKE

This election is probably the most important General Election there has ever been for taxi drivers  The choice between Labour and the Conservatives is stark! Choose between a Labour Government that will modernise taxi legislation in the interests of the taxi trade, or a de-regulatory Conservative government that will destroy the taxi trade in the […]

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First British built London Taxi export since 2009

The London Taxi Company (LTC) in Coventry has produced its first export vehicle since the company became part of the Chinese Zhejiang Geely Holding Group in February 2013. The London Taxi has been purpose-built for Melbourne in Southern Australia and will undergo inspections on arrival to ensure compliance with Australian authorities. After approval, a further […]

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Unite National Taxi Conference leads fight back for our trade

The Unite National Taxi Conference met to discuss the important issues facing the taxi trade. Delegates arrived from all over the country to join together to lead the fight back against the many threats to our livelihood. Top of the agenda was the battle for better, enforceable regulations to keep in check booking apps such as […]

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LETTER TO THE TAXI TRADE FROM LTC’S PETER JOHANSEN

Last month, our parent company Geely announced that it was investing £250 million to build a new factory at Ansty, near Coventry, to put into production the next generation of the iconic London Black Cab. The new TX5 will be a plug-in, range extended electric hybrid vehicle and will be available before 1st January 2018 […]

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