Briefly, in 2012 Aylesbury Vale DC prosecuted Call a Cab for acting as a private hire operator without a licence from the district council together with Mr Raja, for aiding and abetting the commission of the offences.
The Supreme Court has handed down a very important ruling with regards to the disclosure of police cautions and minor convictions. The Court ruled that the disclosure of cautions and/or minor convictions would be incompatible with human rights legislation in England and Wales.
In particular, the ruling affects those applying for certain kinds of jobs involving work with children or the vulnerable.
James Padden, Head of Taxi and PSV Regulation Branch of the DfT, has written to “Taxi and private hire stakeholders” advising of changes to taxi and PH legislation which are being proposed in the Deregulation Bill.
A private members Bill, Licensed Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles (Closed Circuit Television) Bill, has been introduced by the MP for Bedford seeking to require the installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) in all licensed Hackney Carriages and Private Hire vehicles and to establish a minimum standard for such installations.
In an eagerly anticipated judgement that will provide great relief to licensing authorities up and down the country, Mr Justice Ouseley and Lord Justice Treacy ruled that a single breach of a procedural requirement upon which a prosecution depends does not automatically mean that prosecution will fail.
An independent report into child sexual exploitation commissioned by Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council has called on the council to join with other local authorities and appropriate agencies to seek clarity at a nation