The Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Task and Finish report published last month sets out the Task and Finish Group's recommendations on taxi and private hire licensing. The report highlights the disarray that the taxi and private industry finds itself in, in particular caused by the 2015 Clause 11 Deregulation Act Private Hire Vehicle Sub-Contracting.
The SHPHA would ideally like to see Clause 11 repealed completely. However, we understand that this process if ever enacted would take far too long to implement.
We feel The Law Commissions report on the two tier system of hackney carriage and private hire vehicles which took some considerable years to produce, but was put to one side when finalised, should have been adhered to.
We shall have to wait and see what will happen in regards to the Task and Finish Report?!