October 17, 2019
A private hire driver has been successfully prosecuted after being caught twice in the one night illegally picking up passengers - known as ‘blagging - in Milton Keynes.
MK Magistrates heard the case on 4 October which followed a joint enforcement operation carried ou...
October 15, 2019
An Uber driver who sexually assaulted a female passenger when she was in an extremely vulnerable condition has been convicted after an investigation by the Met’s Taxi and Private Hire Policing Team.
Temur Shah, 45, was found guilty at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday,...
October 10, 2019
Uber drivers will have free access to university courses and subsidised gym membership in the UK.
Uber Pro, a driver loyalty and reward scheme, is planned to be fully rolled out across the UK from January 2020. The reward system is already available in the US, Canada,...
September 20, 2019
Addison Lee are pulling the wool over the eyes of their employees and The Pensions Regulator, says GMB London
GMB call on Addison Lee to clarify when out of pocket Project Tristar Ltd employees will receive outstanding pension contribution payments after company is rep...
September 4, 2019
Regional private hire vehicle operator, V Cars, which has operations in Bath, Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon, has increased the capacity of its Swindon-based fleet by a third through the acquisition of local firm United Radio Cars.
The deal to purchase United Radio...
August 16, 2019
Merseyside Police have arrested two people on suspicion of driving offences following a collision in the Norris Green area last night.
Emergency services were called to Townsend Avenue at around 10.15pm to reports of a collision between a Ford Kuga and a Peugeot priva...
August 9, 2019
Private hire firm Addison Lee has launched a ‘new look’ digital booking interface to its customers this week.
The firm say they have launched a booking platform with access to a ‘wider suite of tiered services’, catering for different customer needs.
The three options...
May 31, 2019
Union investigations point to a fire first and ask NO questions later approach, says GMB London
GMB has called on app-based private hire companies such as Uber and Via Van to explain why they are making a large number of driver fraud claims against their drivers, witho...
May 30, 2019
Requests for clarity are important and save the taxpayer from cases that can be brought against the regulator when things go wrong, says GMB London.
GMB have called on Transport for London (TfL) to clarify whether private hire drivers’ insurance policies cover them to...
May 28, 2019
A private hire driver has had a lucky escape after crashing his vehicle into a top London hotel.
TaxiPoint has two exclusive videos of the aftermath of the incident which left the PHV firmly embedded in the front of the hotel.
According to an unnamed police officer at t...
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Private hire driver has licence renewed despite a previous conviction of illegally plying for hire
October 23, 2019
Man illegally plying for hire found in an untaxed, uninsured and unroadworthy vehicle
Telford and Wrekin Council set to bring in new policy to determine the suitability of taxi and private hire drivers
‘Drivers who leave their engines on when parked should be fined’ says RAC research
Taxi rank witness appeal after woman and man punched in the face by thug
October 22, 2019
Google Maps 'Stay Safer' while travelling in a taxi or private hire vehicle feature coming to a city near you
BP Chargemaster wins top award for EV charging innovation
Taxi driver punched repeatedly and robbed by masked knife wielding trio
October 21, 2019
Man left with serious head injuries and rushed to hospital following attack at taxi rank
Warning issued after Cheltenham woman says she unknowingly got into a fake taxi in the city centre
Shock discovery as RSPCA rescues snake from Welsh taxi cab bonnet
Liverpool council enforcement catches several rogue minicabs falling short of licensing requirements
October 20, 2019
Man who posed as a private hire driver before raping female passenger still amongst 10 most wanted
Suspect taxis and minicabs targeted in Thames Valley safety and licensing checks
October 19, 2019
Nearly a third of all UK motorists have witnessed physical abuse in last year
Private hire driver who said he was working on the Uber app and needed cash to eat, has licence suspended for 'Pirating'
Early Day Motion tabled calling for reform of taxi laws to be brought forward as a matter of public safety
October 18, 2019