13 Feb '14, 9am

The 11 year battle is over as council agree to re-regulation in Milton Keynes. Read more>>

In 2002, licensing officers made the decision to de-regulate the hackney trade, allowing anyone to apply for a Hackney Carriage license. Cabbies in the area have since complained that this has allowed for the numbers to spiral out of control and has considerably affected their take home earnings. The Milton Keynes Hackney Carriage Association applied last year to the council asking them to consider re-regulating the trade stating that there had been a 180% increase in the numbers of licenses in the town since the de-regulation. The total today is 219 compared to only 78 in 2002. E7 taxi owner, Amjad Nazir, told Cab Direct: “My colleagues and I are over the moon with the decision. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome from the council meeting. “We’re all working long shifts; some up to 15 hours a day. But when you take into account all the outgoings, it’s really diffi...

Full article: http://www.cabdirect.com/taxi_trade_news/news.cfm/milton-...

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