Teignbridge Council dilemma over Romanian taxi drivers » National Taxi Association

A Devon council is planning to change its policy on criminal record and health checks for taxi drivers after a local firm said it wants to employ Romanian workers. Teignbridge District Council has received driver applications from Romanian nationals who have been brought over to work in the district by a local company. Councillors on the authority’s regulatory and appeals committee have been told that as a result of the applications, in October last year, it now needs to amend its policy to deal with criminal records and medical examinations for foreign nationals. UK citizens who want to become a taxi driver must be checked through the Criminal Records Bureau and also have their health and fitness confirmed with a medical certificate from a doctor who has full access to the applicant’s medical records. Councillors are being advised that similar systems may not exist in oth...

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