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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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Brighton Taxi Drivers Oppose The Arrival Of Uber

BBC’s Inside Out and Brighton’s Latest TV Highlight UBER Cross-border Issues Locally based “Latest TV“  have given excellent coverage of the grave situation in Brighton and Hove with regard to the unacceptable number of Uber vehicles and drivers licensed by Transport for London flooding the City. The Brighton Taxi Trade were impressed with the coverage […]

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Uber Exploiting Deregulation Act Loophole

Unite the national union for taxi drivers to meet TfL This week Unite the national union for taxi drivers will be meeting Transport for London at Unite’s Holborn headquarters. Taxi driver Reps from across the country will be attending. From the Guardian: Uber exploiting loophole to ‘spread tentacles’ across UK, union says Transport for London […]

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Unite welcomes London Mayor’s announcement of new officers to tackle illegal taxi and minicab activity

Unite Cab Section today welcomed the Mayor of London,  Sadiq Khan’s announcement of more TfL Compliance Officers to tackle illegal taxi and minicab activity on London’s streets. TfL press release… 50 new TfL Compliance Officers hit the streets after the Mayor announced plans to quadruple size of enforcement team. One of the first parts of […]

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London Private Hire Medicals Update

Following recent revelations in the press regarding private hire driver medicals, Unite issued this news release. Unite also met with Deputy Mayor for Transport Val Shawcross and on Wednesday 12 October attended TfL’s regular Licensing and Compliance meeting with the taxi trade. In addition to those meetings Helen Chapman, General Manager TfL Taxi & Private […]

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