15 Nov '14, 12pm

Government scraps plans to relax taxi licensing rules

Government scraps plans to relax taxi licensing rules

LGA press release 15 October 2014 Commenting on the Government’s withdrawal of plans to relax taxi licensing rules within the Deregulation Bill, Cllr Ann Lucas OBE, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said: “We are delighted that after concerted LGA lobbying, the Government has listened to our concerns and withdrawn plans to relax rules about who can drive licensed minicabs. Councils – alongside children’s charities, personal safety organisations and taxi drivers themselves – have long-warned that this unwanted change would increase the public safety risk to people using minicabs. “When people get into a taxi, they put their trust in the fact that the person driving the car has been vetted and licensed and that it is safe to be in a vehicle with them, especially if they are travelling alone. Anyone getting into a minicab should...

Full article: http://www.taxi-driver.co.uk/?p=3055

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