Cabbies face insurance crackdown amid concerns over licensing loophole » National Taxi Association

Stuart Hastings, boss of private hire firm Metro Keighley, said he backed Bradford Council’s tightening of the rules A CRACKDOWN has started on a licensing loophole which Council bosses believe could leave some minicab drivers not fully insured. Bradford Council’s licensing officials have become growing increasingly concerned at the number of cabbies in Bradford who are getting their licenses from other local authorities. Council bosses were worried that the move was being used as a way to avoid Bradford’s notoriously high insurance premiums, so earlier this year they decided to tighten the rules around the practice. Now, private hire operators who take on such drivers must prove the cabbies have told their insurers they will be predominately based in Bradford – or the operators risk losing their own licence. But with the new regulations coming into effect, some private hi...

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