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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:05 am 
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edders23 wrote:
deregulation pushes prices down and means drivers work for well under the minimum wage but of course that's what councils want cheap taxis !

Our drivers, when they are not on furlough, earn above the minimum wage. We charge more than the hackney table of fares as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:24 am 
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Our experience and that of Peterborough firms is that new housing fills with london commuters who as a general rule have little or no need of taxi/ph services

We are not on a main line to London. :D



that is only part of it road connectivity to major arterial routes is also a major factor we have the A1 with A14 and A47 easily accessible and that makes a difference

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:05 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
deregulation pushes prices down and means drivers work for well under the minimum wage but of course that's what councils want cheap taxis !



Lower income from reduced fares in the long run leads to less maintenance of vehicles which should worry Councils as it it is a safety problem and the obvious thing is when a person cannot make it pay they leave the trade or rely on benefits payed by the tax payer.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:42 pm 
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heathcote wrote:
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deregulation pushes prices down and means drivers work for well under the minimum wage but of course that's what councils want cheap taxis !



Lower income from reduced fares in the long run leads to less maintenance of vehicles which should worry Councils as it it is a safety problem and the obvious thing is when a person cannot make it pay they leave the trade or rely on benefits payed by the tax payer.



No because vehicles have to pass compliance checks etc. what it means is less money to spend at home after bills are paid

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:38 pm 
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Taxis congregate in Bournemouth to protest BCP Council plans

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/ ... cil-plans/

HUNDREDS of taxis congregated in a Bournemouth car park and drove into the town centre in a convoy to protest against a raft of policy changes being proposed by BCP Council.

Councillors on Tuesday are being asked to sign off on the deregulation plan, which has the backing of the local authority's licencing committee but strong opposition from those in the industry.

The new policies include removing the limit on the number of cab licences that can be issued in Bournemouth and Poole - a move which would mirror the current situation in Christchurch.

The plans have left cabbies across BCP furious and they teamed up in a joint effort to highlight the opposition what is being proposed.

Taxis from various firms based in the three boroughs met at the car park in King's Park this afternoon before setting off as a convoy to Bournemouth Town Hall.

In a statement, Paul Sondheim, treasurer for the Bournemouth Station Taxi Association, said: "Our demonstration today is regarding the new Taxi and Private Hire Proposals which are going to a full BCP Council meeting on February 23 for ratification of the licensing board's decision from the meeting held on February 4.

"Various petitions have been presented and speakers from the trade who attended the meeting on February 4 were allotted just over five minutes a piece to voice their concerns over these new proposals."

The council has until April this year to replace its existing taxi policies due to the terms of its creation two years.

As reported, members of the licensing committee gave their backing to three new, saying the scrapping of a cap on licence numbers would improve standards.

They govern both the Hackney carriage and private hire sectors and would introduce a white colour scheme and vehicle age limits.

More significantly, the draft policies would also gradually increase the number of licences issued “with the clear aim of a total removal of limits” in 2025.

There is no cap in Christchurch but in Bournemouth and Poole there are only 249 and 89 Hackney carriage licences issued respectively.

“We’re here to ensure standards and public safety, we’re not here to stop someone starting up their own business and that’s one of the reasons we started to look towards derestricting it,” the council’s licensing manager Nananka Randle said on Thursday.

“But rather than just derestrict it straight away, which we accept would have quite a devastating impact on the trade, we felt a gradual approach would be fairer.”

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They govern both the Hackney carriage and private hire sectors and would introduce a white colour scheme

Anything has got to be better than that god awful yellow. Image

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They govern both the Hackney carriage and private hire sectors and would introduce a white colour scheme

Anything has got to be better than that god awful yellow. Image



what even Guildford puke green :shock:

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