May 25, 2021
District council prosecution sees two defendants found guilty of operating vehicle without private hire licence
Cotswold District Council has prosecuted two individuals for operating a vehicle without a private hire licence and not fulfilling private hire operator requirements.
May 10, 2021
A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge brought by street traders over a council's implementation of a regulatory framework that requires stall owners to sell products not readily available on the high street.
May 04, 2021
High Court dismisses as ‘academic’ legal challenge over later reopening of indoor hospitality in Government roadmap
The High Court has dismissed a legal challenge over the decision to allow non-essential retail to open at least five weeks before indoor hospitality.
Apr 26, 2021
Divisional Court to hear judicial review over grant by TfL of private operator’s licence to business behind FREENOW ride-hailing app
A High Court judge has given the United Trade Action Group (UTAG), a body representing the interests of the hackney carriage trade, permission to judicially review the decision of TfL to grant a Private Hire Operator’s Licence to a business whose private hire drivers work off a smartphone ride-hailing app called FREENOW.
Apr 16, 2021
Secretary of State calls on councils to show pragmatism, avoid “overzealous interpretations” of rules on outdoor hospitality
The Communities Secretary has called on councils to ensure that that government guidance on outdoor structures is applied proportionately and consistently, to support businesses in their areas to reopen safely and to avoid overzealous interpretations of the rules.
Apr 07, 2021
Hospitality industry in Wales crowd fund legal challenge over later reopening than non-essential retail
Hospitality industry figures in Wales are trying to crowdfund a legal challenge to the country’s policy on the reopening of venues as lockdown eases.
Apr 06, 2021
The Local Government Association has urged the Government to work closely with councils on any proposals for Covid-19 status certification.
Mar 28, 2021
Welsh Government issues taxi and private hire vehicle guidance ahead of development of new legislation
The Welsh Government has issued guidance for local authorities to ensure taxi and private hire vehicle operators and drivers meet licensing requirements.
Mar 18, 2021
A café has been ordered to close by Manchester Magistrates' Court for three months and had its licence revoked by Manchester City Council for a similar length of time after its owners were found to be serving customers in breach of Covid-safety rules.
Mar 16, 2021
Three traders in Milton Keynes have each been found guilty of selling alcohol and late-night refreshments without a licence via the Just East website and app.