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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:15 am 
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The second measure proposed in the amendments to the Deregulation Bill will save the private hire trade many thousands of pounds. At the moment, private hire vehicles can only ever be driven by a licensed private hire driver. That creates a substantial burden for the trade, as in many cases people have to buy a second car for family members to drive. That is an unacceptable restriction, particularly in the current economic climate. It came about only because of an unexpected interpretation of the law in a legal judgment back in 1997. At a stroke, that meant that thousands of families had to buy a second car in order to remain within the law. That is a burden too far and one that is ideal for reform using the Deregulation Bill. Therefore, we propose to change the law so that any person with the appropriate driver’s licence and insurance can drive a private hire vehicle when it is off-duty—when it is not in use in connection with a hiring for the purpose of carrying a passenger and not immediately available to an operator to carry out a booking. In that way, private hire vehicle owners and their families stand to make substantial savings.

Not sure where the Minister is wrong there, in fact I agree with all of the above.

What has become apparent is the utter hypocrisy of the likes of the GMB in their crazy stance against the above.

They campaign against the likes of CCTV on the basis of the initial setup costs, which can range from £50-£1000, but are more than happy to force costs running into thousands for family second cars. Image

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:12 am 
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but are more than happy to force costs running into thousands for family second cars. Image


They have spinned it out as a measure to save families money on second cars - but they failed to mention that anyone with a full driving license could drive the licensed vehicle - personally I think its dangerous.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:14 am 
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However the question must be asked is how do councils fund driver's enforcement?


something not answered in this piecemeal legislation.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:59 pm 
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However the question must be asked is how do councils fund driver's enforcement?

Out of everyone's Council tax. Enforcement is a public service.

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grandad wrote:
Sussex wrote:

However the question must be asked is how do councils fund driver's enforcement?

Out of everyone's Council tax. Enforcement is a public service.


CORRECT :D

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CORRECT :D


We'll make a socialist of him yet trots :lol:

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captain cab wrote:
trotskys twin wrote:

CORRECT :D


We'll make a socialist of him yet trots :lol:

:shock: Now I am getting worried. :shock:

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grandad wrote:
captain cab wrote:
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CORRECT :D


We'll make a socialist of him yet trots :lol:

:shock: Now I am getting worried. :shock:



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skippy41 wrote:
Nothing wrong with having a 3 year badge, as long as councils don't increase the fee



£280 for a three year badge round here, £150 in Mansfield which is over the border.


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Nidge2 wrote:
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Nothing wrong with having a 3 year badge, as long as councils don't increase the fee



£280 for a three year badge round here, £150 in Mansfield which is over the border.


NOW I SEE WHERE YER FROM...........................ITS EXPLAINS YER SCHIZOPHRENIA............... :badgrin: :badgrin:

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