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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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Minibus taxi safeguarding loophole must be fixed, councils urge

Local Government Association Media release  A “worrying” loophole that allows people to drive members of the public in minibuses without having a criminal record check must be solved by urgently updating taxi licensing laws, councils warned today. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils, says the safeguarding flaw is a huge loophole […]

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