Plymouth Cabbies put the Brakes on Licence Fee Hike

Plymouth City Council has been forced to re-think a proposed license fee increase after receiving a legal letter from outraged black cab drivers. The proposal, released in January this year, saw fares in some areas increase by a whopping 80%.

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Mixed Views Over Cross-border Pick-ups in Wales

Taxi drivers in Wales are concerned as new proposals are set to shake up the industry.  Questions are being raised as to who should regulate taxis in the country – councils or the government? The Welsh Government intends to introduce

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Newcastle Taxi Firm Easter Eggstravaganza

North East taxi firm, Budget Taxis, is giving away chocolate eggs to St Cuthbert’s Care charity as well as its own customers this Easter. The ‘Easter Car’ campaign hopes to bring a smile to customers’ faces and provide them with

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Costly Card Machine Plans Halted in Liverpool

New plans to equip taxis with mandatory card payment machines have been postponed following negative reaction from taxi drivers. Compulsory card payment machines are intended for both hackney carriage and private hire taxis in Liverpool. Card Machine Concerns However, the

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Wrexham Taxi Dash Cam Plans on Hold

Compulsory taxi dash camera plans have been postponed in Wrexham following concerns over legal risks. The cameras with auto-uploaded video, have been sought after from the government and other councils in a bid to increase passenger and driver safety. Compulsory

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Wigan Cabbies Confront Council Over Youth Incidents

Cabbies in Wigan have been discussing recent incidents involving young youths who are targetting taxi drivers and how this is impacting their livelihood.  The town centre has witnessed a string of crimes from yobs in the area with drivers demanding

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Portsmouth Cabbies Pleased with New Licensing Plans

Taxi drivers in Portsmouth are happy with the outcome of a recent licensing meeting. New plans are in place to loosen licensing rules following discussions held between taxi drivers and council members.  A large group of taxi drivers attended the

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Hull Female Cabbie Proudly Changing Perceptions

A woman taxi driver in Hull aims to change any negative perceptions associated with females in the trade. Michelle ‘Bella’ Wilkinson previously worked as a manager in a local betting shop before she made the decision to completely switch her

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