Leeds cabbies warn changes will hit most vulnerable » National Taxi Association

Leeds cabbies warn changes will hit most vulnerable » National Taxi Association

A number of cab drivers in Leeds fear sweeping changes brought in by a national deregulation of their trade will affect the most vulnerable customers. A coachload of campaigners from Leeds protesting against changes to historic laws of the taxi trade are set to travel to London to lobby parliament on April 30. They are backing a campaign by Unite the union titled ‘No submission to the law commission’ and have support from disability campaigners in Leeds, who fear plans could mean many disabled people will lose out on their main form of transport. Paul Landau, who chairs the Leeds Hackney Carriage branch of union Unite, said: “These sweeping changes will mean the most vulnerable people in our society are affected. Many people rely on using a hackney carriage as their primary method of transport. We are concerned because of the impact this will have on disabled users, vulner...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=5278

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