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EV Taxi tax exemptions and Government plug-in grant worth up to £7,500

London’s black cabs will get a new boost to go green with a tax exemption for electric taxis. This came in April 2018. The exemption, worth £1,550, applied to new cabs purchased from April onwards, and follows the Budget announcement that zero-emission taxis worth over £40,000 will no longer have to pay a Vehicle Excise […]

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EV Taxi tax exemptions and Government plug-in grant worth up to £7,500

London’s black cabs will get a new boost to go green with a tax exemption for electric taxis. This came in April 2018. The exemption, worth £1,550, applied to new cabs purchased from April onwards, and follows the Budget announcement that zero-emission taxis worth over £40,000 will no longer have to pay a Vehicle Excise […]

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The Changing Face of Private Hire

As I prepare this article, my office is also preparing for the annual PHTM exhibition, and I am reminded about the changes that I have seen as an exhibitor, over the last twenty years. From being surrounded in the early days by chammy leathers and circuit radio sellers to being flanked by tech companies. In […]

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Ghosts in the machine

We are going to spend some time now with a phenomenon that seems to be back in big numbers. It is one of the other main problems running across my desk this month. Did you know there are still huge amounts of professional drivers still not registered with the HMRC? I thought we had put […]

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Brexit tax, commercial vehicles and off payroll working

Settled Status’ for EU citizens The government recently announced a new ‘settled status’ for EU citizens post-Brexit. According to the Home Office, settled status will be available for all EU nationals who have lived in the UK for five years prior to 31stDecember 2020. The Home Office has placed the emphasis of applying for settled […]

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How does a cashless society affect drivers?

In 2016 TFL released a statement announcing that London Black Cabs were required to take card and contactless payments. This was in no way a revolutionary announcement as many Black Cabbies had been accepting card payments for years, but cash was always king. Today, all taxis in London must carry a card payment device which […]

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I’m Ubercus

Not a London Cabbie Writes: I’m Ubercus. Uber is a taxi service according to European law. A landmark case settled recently that is setting the bar for those companies waiting in the wings to take their disruptive technology crown.This could be the first of the big gig economy legislations that will impact on us all. […]

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