Category Archives: Taxi Insurance

New App Available for Booking Cabs

A new app called GetTaxi is available for the Blackberry, iPhone and Android which is set to make booking a cab in London easier than any other web based booking service, allowing full transparency to the user to avoid long waiting times and dodgy cabbies. Most of us have had bad experiences with taxis, whether […]

Protest over Biodiesel Price Increase

Taxi drivers in London will be amongst many motorists who are putting pressure on chancellor George Osborne over fuel prices ahead of the Budget. The UK Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (UKSBA) has requested that black cabbies do a lap around Parliament Square, called Taxis ‘Toot the Treasury’ on 7th March between 9.20am – 940am. They have […]

Taxi Drivers in Mansfield Protest over Lack of Parking Spaces

Cab drivers in Mansfield Nottinghamshire are protesting over a lack of spaces for their vehicles in the council’s plans for a new bus station. The taxi drivers believe that the livelihood of many cabbies around the town will be affected because of the plans to limit the amount of taxi bays to 10. The council […]

Taxi Drivers in Blackburn face Licence Fee Increase

Taxi Drivers in Blackburn are campaigning against plans to increase license fees. Blackburn with Darwen Council has proposed to raise the fees by an average of 2.9%. The plans will see the cost of a 1 year licence for private hire cars increase from £185.80 to £191.19, and for Hackney Carriage vehicles from £223.85 to […]

Camera System is to Stay in Oxford

Taxi driver, Khalid Ahmed, has been told by the Oxford City Council that the plans to record all plans to record all conversations in city cabs will stay, despite his campaign. The council has told Ahmed that the camera plan was vital to improve safety and that most drivers support the plans. On Tuesday the […]

The Number of Licensed Taxis have Increased

According to data from the Department of Transport, the number of private hire vehicles and licensed taxis has increased in England and Wales. The data reveals that as of March 31st 2011, there were 78,000 licensed taxis operating, which is a 3% increase on the figure recorded in 2009. The data also reveals that the […]