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Date registered: September 21, 2010

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  1. COMMON SENSE PREVAILS — April 3, 2016
  2. UCG statement re Crowd Funding — March 15, 2016
  3. Confused in Thailand — February 9, 2016
  4. The rise and rise of the tax avoiders — February 5, 2016
  5. Crowd Funding The Legal Action — January 19, 2016

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Apr 03


At the UCG Demonstration held at Windsor House on the 26th May 2015 Mr D a Knowledge Boy was stopped by the Police in Victoria Street, the Police Officer informed Mr D that in his opinion his back tyre was seriously under inflated, and when tested the Police claimed that they found reading of 7 …

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Mar 15

UCG statement re Crowd Funding

The United Cabbies Group and Save Our Taxis The UCG has pledged £5000 to the Save Our Taxis crowd funding appeal, this money was pledged when the appeal first started, in fact we were the first Trade Organisation to pledge, and yet for the 3rd time we feel a need to issue a statement to …

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Feb 09

Confused in Thailand

Here I am Sitting in Thailand with a stinking cold I could think of nothing better to do than listen to the recording of the recent TFL Board meeting which approved both mandatory Credit Cards for Black Cabs and a change in our tariffs, the levels of misinformation that I heard from so many spokesman …

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Feb 05

The rise and rise of the tax avoiders

The rise and rise of the tax avoiders The London Taxi trade are again taking to the streets on Wednesday the 10th of February. Our grievance is the UK Government’s interference in Taxi trade regulatory affairs whilst actively supporting a tax avoiding global company. Some very sensible proposals were put forward by the regulator yet …

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Jan 19

Crowd Funding The Legal Action

Today saw the launch of an attempt to crowd fund legal action against Transport for London; this action will be focusing predominately on TFL’S decision to issue an Operators Licence to UBER. The UCG have been convinced for a long time that any legal action taken by the Trade should be against TFL as a …

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Nov 16

UCG – Mass Drive-In Demonstration

Oct 20

More questions than answers???

As we reported on Sunday, John Mason Director of TPH attended a Question & Answer session at the taxi feeder park at Heathrow Airport on Friday 15th October. During the session Mr Mason was asked a multitude of questions by members of the UCG, and other drivers. One particular question asked was whether in his …

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Oct 17

John Mason’s visit to the feeder park.

On Friday 15th October 2010 John Mason Director of Taxis & Private Hire (TPH) visited the Heathrow Airport canteen to address driver’s concerns and answer their questions. Approximately 200 drivers were in attendance and a multitude of questions were asked covering all aspects of the Taxi and Private Hire trades. The answers Mr Mason gave …

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Oct 15

Taxis being targeted again by the Greens!

Boris Johnson is considering tough new rules for the vehicles that cause most pollution in central London — including a possible ban. Black cabs would be among those most affected by the introduction of a very low emission zone, which would attempt to improve air quality in the congestion charge area. The admission came after …

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Oct 12

Private hire consultation document released.

Following the two demonstrations at the Aldwych called by the UCG, John Mason director of Taxis and private hire announced a review into private hire practices including the licensing of satellite offices. The links below are the consultation documents in full. Full document: PH Consultation Oct 2010 LTPH notice: 29-10 Private Hire Consultation.doc The UCG …

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