New Northern Ireland taxi laws ‘to be reviewed’ as officials admit technology advancements took them by surprise » https://t.co/06ZKKW1Get

Changes to Northern Ireland ’s taxi laws are set to be reviewed soon after their introduction after officials admitted they were taken by surprise by technological advancements in the industry. Reforms to how taxis are regulated and operated have been in the pipeline since 2008. Among the changes will be the introduction of taxi meters and printers in all vehicles, which would be inspected, tested and sealed by Department of the Environment (DoE) officials. Northern Ireland’s newest taxi operator, Uber – which has swept the globe with its smartphone-based service – has said it could pull out of the local market should the changes hinder its business. Uber will ‘re-evaluate’ business in Belfast if ‘outdated’ taxi law changes are introduced The multi-billion dollar company which operates in 300 cities, argues that the need for meters and receipt printers is unnecessary as al...

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