Taxi scandal: transport ministers dismissed fears over cross-border licence rules

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Transport ministers have been accused of encouraging a “race to the bottom” in the taxi industry that threatens passenger safety. The criticism followed a Times investigation into lax regulation that allows thousands of cross-border minicab drivers to work in towns … Continue reading

Crack dealers, burglars and violent criminals driving taxis

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More from the Times investigation: Criminals with records of dealing crack, child abuse, assault and burglary have been given licences to work as taxi drivers in England’s second city. Birmingham city council, Europe’s largest local authority, released details under the … Continue reading