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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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Start date agreed for new test for private hire drivers

By on 14/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A new test to assess how well private hire drivers know Birmingham’s streets will be introduced next month, councillors agreed today (14 September 2016). From 3 October 2016, new private hire drivers looking to be licensed by Birmingham City Council will have to show that they can read a map, as well as demonstrate a […]

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Plans for a rating scheme for private hire firms

By on 06/07/2016 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 by councillors next week. Under the proposed scheme, which will be considered by Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee on 13 July 2016, private hire operators would be scored against 45 […]

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Taxi licence fees reduced for 2016/17

By on 17/02/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Licence fees for Hackney Carriage and private hire drivers are to be significantly lowered – and in some cases almost halved – after councillors agreed them earlier today (17 February). The new charges for drivers, vehicles and operators, which will not come into effect until 1 April 2016, were approved by the Licensing and Public […]

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Licensing scheme will benefit chauffeur companies

By on 15/09/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Councillors are being asked to approve plans to introduce a simplified licensing process for chauffeurs in Birmingham following a successful pilot scheme in the city. If given the go-ahead, the scheme would enable chauffeurs and executive transport drivers to operate in the city without having to apply for a private hire driver's licence, which would […]

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Clampdown on ‘rogue’ cabbies partygoers urged to stay safe

By on 13/12/2013 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Police are keeping Christmas revellers safe during the festive party season by clamping down on rogue and illegal taxi drivers. As people head en masse to the region's nightlife hubs between now and New Year, officers are targeting dodgy drivers looking to take advantage of high-spirited partygoers. The operation […]

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Media Watch – January 6

By on 06/01/2012 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Clamp cheat nailed (The Sun, Daily Mail) A rogue Birmingham clamper is facing jail for towing away motorists’ cars – after stealing their pay and display tickets. Bid to halt opening of more off-licences (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham councillor (Cllr Matt Bennett) is trying to form an alliance against the […]

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Media Watch – January 5

By on 05/01/2012 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Rogue swiped tickets from cars, then clamped them (Birmingham Mail) A rogue car clamper is facing jail for towing away the cars of Birmingham motorists – after swiping their legitimate parking tickets. Grand hotel set for five-star rebirth (Birmingham Post) The owners of what was once Birmingham’s most iconic hotel […]

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Taxi/private hire stop checks and fees

By on 11/10/2011 in Factsheets with 0 Comments

Stop Checks Conducting stop and check inspections on private hire and hackney carriage vehicles plays an important role in ensuring the safety of tens of thousands of members of the public who hire a cab or taxi each week is protected. Every year the Council aims to stop and check around 1650 vehicles.  The results […]

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