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Taxi Licence Proposals Under Consideration

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Last week, Leeds City Council were urged to think hard about proposals which could see Hackney carriage licences be passed on to widows under a “principle of inheritance”.

According to reports, proposals for the principle of inheritance in relation to Hackney carriage licences are currently out for public and trade consultation, and if approved could see Hackney carriage licences pass to widows, should the holder pass away whilst still registered.

However, a councillor in Leeds has raised concerns that the proposals could go against the council’s own “fit and proper” person’s test, as licences could pass to people who do not speak English.

Whilst the proposals are still out for consultation and the council have stated that if the public and trade opt against them, they will not be introduced, for those taxi drivers who have seen their licence application refused or an existing licence revoked our road traffic solicitors may be able to assist.

Our road traffic solicitors understand and appreciate that taxi licences may be refused or revoked for a variety of different reasons; however, we also understand the importance of seeking professional advice – from a member of our team – at the earliest opportunity, if you are facing the possibility of losing yours.

We are highly experienced in this complex area and can provide expert representation if you wish to appeal against such a decision – to find out more, including how we could help you, contact our solicitors in Leeds today.