taxi licensing

Taxi operators fined

Published on August 1, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Two taxi operators have been fined in separate cases for failing to comply with notices to return expired Hackney Carriage vehicle plates to Rossendale Council.

Yorkshire Hire Limited and Muhammed Nabeel Ahmed were sentenced at Burnley Magistrates Court on July 26th.

The offences occurred earlier this year under section 58 (1) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 which covers the return of identification plate or disc on revocation or expiry of licence.

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Council backs LGA calls over taxi licensing

Published on May 25, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Rossendale Council has backed the Local Government Association’s call for government to tighten up laws around taxi licensing.

The LGA has released the following statement in which it once again calls for legislators to update Britain’s outdated and unfit-for-purpose licensing laws for taxis.

Councillor Jackie Oakes, Portfolio Holder for Operations which includes Public Protection, said:

As we made clear in our response to the Times piece yesterday, we have some of the most stringent licensing policies in the country which we started to introduce since 2016.

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