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As the law differs according to whether one is in London and whether one is dealing with hackney carriages or private hire vehicles, this book focuses solely on hackney carriage licensing in London. It is intended to serve as a practical reference guide for the busy licensing practitioner, regulator in London, or anyone having an interest in the London taxi trade itself.
Organised over 7 chapters it aims to provide practical guidance on the relevant law and policy and a reference of where to find further detail if required. The law is often complex and contained in many different statutes as well as in secondary legislation. The aim of the book is to assist in the understanding of that law whilst providing a reference to the source of it.
Chapters include; an introduction to hackney carriage licensing; hackney carriage vehicle licencing; a chapter devoted to the important topic of plying for hire; hackney carriage drivers’ licensing; criminal offences; licensing authority decision making; and appeals of licensing decisions.