Birmingham emissions targets could force 2,000 cabs off the road

By Mark Bursa | 27 February 2017, 20:55

Hundreds of taxi and private hire drivers in Birmingham could be forced to replace their vehicles as the city has been ordered to clean up air pollution.

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Murphy and four others guilty in PCS Events clocking trial

By Mark Bursa | 24 February 2017, 21:14

PCS Events boss John Murphy and four other individuals have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud at Chester Crown Court after a six-week trial. The five have been convicted of a car clocking conspiracy that involved wiping a total of around 7.5 million miles off the odometers of more than 100 cars from…

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July tribunal date for Addison Lee unfair dismissal case

By Mark Bursa | 22 February 2017, 09:58

The Employment Tribunal on the Addison Lee unfair dismissal case will take place in London on July 4, 2017, it has been announced.

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eVolt chargepoints support new Taxi Central EV fleet

By Mark Bursa | 22 February 2017, 09:57

Electric vehicle chargepoint supplier eVolt has completed the installation of three rapid chargers for a new Scottish taxi business. The chare points support Kirkcaldy-based Taxi Central’s five new Nissan Leaf EVs, which are now fully operational in its private hire fleet.

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Liverpool plans city-wide license after local drivers get nasty with Uber interlopers

By Mark Bursa | 17 February 2017, 09:18

A group of Liverpool taxi drivers staged an extraordinary protest against Uber drivers licensed in other cities who are said to be working in Liverpool.

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Acquisitions and booking growth boost for Addison Lee profits

By Mark Bursa | 17 February 2017, 09:17

Addison Lee says it expects a 40% increase in revenue this year as the effect of major acquisitions kick into the company’s finances.

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Uber challenge forces TfL backdown over English language test

By Mark Bursa | 14 February 2017, 22:43

Uber has Transport For London to delay its plans to force all drivers to pass English language tests, following a legal challenge. TfL has now postponed implementation of the requirement by six months.

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Go Green boosts Newbury presence with H&H Taxis takeover

By Mark Bursa | 1 February 2017, 16:58

Go Green Taxis has followed its recent move into Newbury with the acquisition of local rival H&H Taxis with immediate effect.

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PCS “wiped 7 million miles off odometers” in massive clocking fraud, court hears

By Mark Bursa | 26 January 2017, 08:25

Directors and staff at north-western chauffeur operator PCS Events wiped a combined seven million miles off the odometers of more than 100 cars in a “clocking” scam, Chester Crown Court has heard.

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Oxfordshire’s Go Green Taxis expands into Newbury

By Mark Bursa | 26 January 2017, 08:24

Oxfordshire-based Go Green Taxis has expanded its service into the west Berkshire town of Newbury.

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Karhoo Rises From The Ashes

By Mark Bursa | 12 January 2017, 21:01

British based taxi price comparison and hailing app Karhoo, which filed for bankruptcy protection in November, is back in the saddle following a deal backed by a finance branch of Renault group.

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New taxi licences suspended by Knowsley Council as officials struggle to cope with demand

By Mark Bursa | 10 January 2017, 09:20

Knowsley Council has stopped issuing new taxi licences as officials cannot cope with a deluge of applications following the removal of local “knowledge” tests.

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Merseyside minicab giant Delta grows despite Uber entry

By Mark Bursa | 10 January 2017, 09:19

Bootle-based private hire operator Delta has reported a rise in turnover and a reduction in losses last year, despite new competition on Merseyside from Uber.

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All-new Mercedes-Benz Vito Taxi launches in London

By Mark Bursa | 6 January 2017, 09:29

The all-new Mercedes-Benz Vito Taxi is now officially on sale in London, priced from £168 a week with a zero deposit, based on a four-year lease with a final £15,900 payment, and 30,000 miles a year.

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Addison Lee’s global drive gains momentum with massive US Flyte Tyme takeover

By Mark Bursa | 5 January 2017, 07:56

Addison Lee has made a major acquisition in North America with the purchase of major New Jersey-based executive car service Flyte Tyme.

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