Change the law on Cross Border Hire of taxis and private hire vehicles.

Nationally in the UK thousands of drivers are exploiting the sub-contracting clause in the Deregulation Act 2015(section 55).This has allowed the situation whereby a person licensed in one authority can work as a PHV in any other authority in the country.

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Status: Closed
Created: 18 Jan 2018, 7:41 p.m.
Daily signature rate : 33
Closed: 24 Jul 2018, 11:59 p.m.

A good example of this exploitation would be; if a person took, and failed, a Knowledge test in one of the 316 Licensing authorities in the UK. This person could then choose to take a Knowledge Test in an authority with far fewer roads to learn, pass the test with ease, and then go back to work in the area they had originally failed in.
The rise in drivers working for "app based" companies has seen the situation where drivers licensed in London are working in different authorities nationwide.

Top 10 Constituency Signatories to the Petition

Constituency Signatures % of Total Signatures MP Party-Constituency
152 2.49% Liam Byrne Labour
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
151 2.47% Peter Kyle Labour
118 1.93% Mr Robin Walker Conservative
108 1.77% Colleen Fletcher Labour
Coventry North East
101 1.65% Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour (Co-op)
Brighton, Kemptown
90 1.47% Tahir Ali Labour
Birmingham, Hall Green
86 1.41% Margaret Beckett Labour
Derby South
84 1.37% Jess Phillips Labour
Birmingham, Yardley
78 1.28% Caroline Lucas Green Party
Brighton, Pavilion
75 1.23% Afzal Khan Labour
Manchester, Gorton
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2,934 signatures - 48.0% of total

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