The fourth edition of Button on Taxis completely updates the text to take account of changes to legislation, case law and Guidance since the publication of the third edition. These include important Senior Court decisions relating to adoption of legislation, local authority decision-making processes, licence fees, Hackney carriage ranks, suitability of drivers and action against licensed vehicles.
The legislative changes include extensions to the duration of certain licences and the ability for private hire operators to subcontract across local authority boundaries.
In addition, the impact of booking systems such as Uber is considered together with the Law Commission's proposals for reform of Hackney carriage and private hire legislation.
This new edition will provide a timely update to what is acknowledged as an essential handbook for the taxi licensing practitioner.
Read an extract of Button on Taxis: Licensing Law and Practice
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Chapter 2 Licensing Within Local Government and Transport for London Chapter 3 Appeals Chapter 4 Fees for Licences Chapter 5 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Chapter 6 Enforcement outside London Chapter 7 Hackney Carriages outside London: An Introduction Chapter 8 Hackney Carriage Vehicles outside London: Definition and Demand Chapter 9 Hackney Carriages outside London: The Use of Hackney Carriages Chapter 10 Hackney Carriage Drivers outside London Chapter 11 Private Hire Vehicles outside London: An Introduction Chapter 12 Private Hire Operators outside London Chapter 13 Private Hire Vehicles outside London Chapter 14 Private Hire Drivers outside London Chapter 15 Enforcement within London Chapter 16 Hackney Carriages within London: An Introduction Chapter 17 Hackney Carriage Vehicles within London: Definition and Demand Chapter 18 The Use Of Hackney Carriages Within London Chapter 19 Hackney Carriage Drivers within London Chapter 20 Private Hire Vehicles within London: An Introduction Chapter 21 Private Hire Operators within London Chapter 22 Private Hire Vehicles within London Chapter 23 Private Hire Drivers within London APPENDIX I LEGISLATION Part A – Legislation applicable both outside and within London Part B – Legislation applicable outside London Part C – Legislation applicable within London APPENDIX II CIRCULARS Part A – Circulars/Guidance applicable both outside and within London Part B – Circulars/Guidance applicable outside London Part C – Circulars/Guidance applicable within London