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New taxi and private hire vehicle accessibility legislation goes live

Taxi and PHV drivers face £1,000 fines they fail to provide reasonable mobility assistance to pre-booked disabled passengers

Mark Moran
01 July 2022
The Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022 amends the Equality Act 2010 to place duties on taxi drivers and PHV drivers and operators (The Blow Up/Unsplash)

 

New laws aim to ensure the 13.7 million disabled people in England, Scotland and Wales receive the assistance they need and will not be charged over the odds when using taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs).

The Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022, which came into force on 28 June, is the most far-reaching change to taxi accessibility legislation since the Equality Act was introduced 12 years ago.

The 2022 Act amends the Equality Act 2010 to place duties on taxi drivers...

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