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Tax break to help Black cabs go green

HM Treasury press release Britain’s black cabs will get a new boost to go green when a tax exemption for electric taxis comes into force this April. The exemption, worth £1,550, will apply to new cabs purchased from April onwards, and follows the Autumn Budget announcement that zero emission taxis worth over £40,000 will no […]

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Southampton Safety Concerns Over Out Of Town Private Hire

Council Leader Echoes Unite Call for Private Hire Journeys to Start or Finish in The Area they are Licensed for Councillor Simon Letts, Labour leader of Southampton Council has written to John Hayes CBE MP, the government minister in charge of taxis and private hire at the Department of Transport, to complain about the number […]

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Uber Challenge TfL Right to Regulate Private Hire in Court

Uber and TfL are in Court this week over TfL’s plans to introduce english language tests for private hire drivers. Although The Department for Business Innovation and Skills say that only *seven per cent of the UK population would fail the test, Uber is claiming that the test will threaten the livelihoods of its drivers […]

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GOV.UK Consultation: Heathrow Airport Expansion

Increasing airport capacity in the south-east of England. From: Department for Transport Part of: Aviation and airports First published: 25 October 2016 Last updated: 2 February 2017, see all updates Visit the consultation website The government’s preferred scheme for meeting the need for additional airport capacity in the south-east of England is a new north-west runway at Heathrow […]

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London Stalling – Congestion Charge needs urgent reform

London Assembly press release January 2017 The overall annual cost to London from traffic delays on busy roads is £5.5 billion. This figure represents a huge thirty percent increase in just two years (£4.2 billion in 2012/13).  The cost of delays for an average vehicle is £20.83 per hour. The London Assembly Transport Committee report […]

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