Tag: private hire vehicles

Plans for a rating scheme for private hire firms

By on 13/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Private hire firms in Birmingham could be rated in a similar way to food businesses if a new ratings scheme is approved, subject to consultation with the trade. Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee, agreed the scheme in principle on 12 July 2017 which, subject to further consultation with private hire operators could […]

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Christmas partygoers: Be safe, book your taxi home

By on 04/12/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A new public safety campaign, urging revellers to be safe and pre-book their taxis, has been launched by Birmingham City Council as the Christmas party season begins. Adverts are being broadcast on Capital FM, Free Radio and displayed on trains in and out of Birmingham stations until 3 January 2016, to remind people to check […]

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Potential traffic delays due to ‘go slow’ demo

By on 29/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

We have been informed that a ‘go slow’ demonstration planned by some private hire drivers could cause some disruption around the city centre tomorrow (Thursday, 30 July 2015). Drivers are seeking to protest at the introduction of a traffic camera to enable enforcement of the existing bus lane on Broad Street. They may be congregating […]

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Licensing factsheet: Uber and Get Taxi

By on 12/02/2015 in Factsheets, News with 0 Comments

Two phone apps were launched in Birmingham today (12 February 2015) which will enable people to book private hire vehicles or Hackney Carriages via their smart phones. This factsheet sets out answers to the most common questions on what this will mean for existing mini cab and taxi firms operating in the city. 1. What […]

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Unlicensed drivers caught in taxi safety operation

By on 17/12/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Partygoers are being urged to pre-book their journeys home after officers stopped 44 vehicles during a licensing operation on Broad Street over the weekend (12/13 December). Birmingham City Council’s licensing officers, working with West Midlands Police colleagues, caught two drivers illegally plying for hire – including a member of the public posing as a licenced […]

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Avoid being taken for a ride with new car signs

By on 13/09/2010 in News with 0 Comments

Plans to introduce door signs that will help customers to better identify licensed private hire taxis will be presented to the council's licensing committee on Wednesday, 15th September. The last taxi survey of 2007 showed that customers wanted more reassurance that the private hire vehicles that they were travelling in were safe. Initial discussions included […]

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