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Law Commission: Ply for Hire NOT defined!

Today (23/5/2014) the Law Commission’ report into Taxi&PHV reform is published. Following it’s interim statement where by ‘Plying for Hire’ was not to be defined instead of favouring a more clear distinction by ‘Pre-booking’. The final report recommendations have indeed done just that. Under section titled Plying for Hire, article 3.18 suggests instead of defining […]

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RMT in Taxi Globe

  Over the last twelve weeks trade publication The Taxi Globe  ran a series of articles by RMT London Taxis on  the issues facing the trade highlighted by the current Law Commission report. The articles are available for download below.   Plying For Hire – The Defining Features of Taxis, or is it? TG717 PP15 […]

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The Law Commission

We believe our right to “ply for hire” is under threat. The current thinking of the Law Commission is to discard the concept of plying for hire and not to define it, to control Taxi numbers but not PHVs, and to provide legislation for Pedicabs to be licensed. Here are the major issues urgently in […]

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Joint Lobby of Parliament

Yesterday afternoon, Taxi drivers from all over the UK came together to lobby their MPs at Parliament.  Every seat in the committee room was taken, resulting in standing room only. In a bid to safeguard their jobs, drivers called upon MPs to tell the Government to scrap the devastating review from the Law Commission and adopt […]

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RMT United Trade Meeting

The London Taxi Branch of RMT has called for unity especially in relation to the severe challenges that wait ahead. All London trade groups were invited to attend a meeting which took place at the Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury on March 19th. Amongst those who attended were the United Cabbies Group (UCG), Heathrow Airport Licensed […]

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