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VAT treatment of private hire vehicles consultation

The government has published a public consultation on the potential tax impacts of recent High Court judgments on transport legislation. 

This consultation looks at the potential for a single tier system as a means by which the VAT issue could be avoided. In other words, allowing drivers to contract directly with passengers and removing the role of private hire operators.

Further information is available on GOV.UK 

Responses should be sent by 8 August 2024.


The latest forum for this year took place at the Runnymede Borough Council Civic Centre on Friday 14 June 2024. My thanks to those who were able to attend.

The next Taxi Forum will take place in october 2024. 

Forum notes can be seen online.

Sight Loss Councils Guidance for Taxi and PHV Drivers

Sight Loss Councils have launched new English and Urdu audio and written guides for taxi and private-hire vehicle drivers to ensure they feel confident when travelling with blind and partially sighted people with their guide dogs.


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