No Draft Taxi Bill this year

No Draft Taxi Bill this yearThe Law Commission has confirmed that due to “administrative reasons” there will be a delay in publishing its draft Taxi Bill.


Earlier this year, the Law Commission indicated it would publish a draft bill by the end of this year (2013) but it has now said that they plan to publish a final report with their recommendations and draft Bill by April 2014.


Background


The project examines the legal framework relating to taxis and PHVs with a view to making it simpler and more modern.  The Commission published a consultation paper with their provisional proposals for reform on 10 May 2012.  This was followed by a four month consultation period where we invited the public to respond to our proposals.