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Statement following inquest into death of Jack Barnes

TfGM Chief Executive, Eamonn Boylan, said:  “First and foremost I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Jack Barnes.

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Local authorities call on government for help to support taxi and private hire trade

  • Greater Manchester, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Sheffield call on government for urgent meeting to discuss concerns from the taxi and private hire trade that the impacts of the pandemic – combined with current government policy – may threaten livelihoods and the sector as a whole.
  • Renewed calls to close legal loophole that allows private hire vehicle drivers and vehicle owners to dodge local regulations.
  • Concerns about the future of availability of wheelchair accessible hackney cabs without adequate funding support.
Taxi at Mcr Rank

Greater Manchester spearheads call on government for help to support taxi and private hire trade

  • Greater Manchester calls on government for urgent meeting to discuss concerns from the taxi and private hire trade that the impacts of the pandemic – combined with current government policy – may threaten livelihoods and the sector as a whole.
  • Renewed calls to close legal loophole that allows private hire vehicle drivers and vehicle owners to dodge local regulations.
  • Concerns about the future of availability of wheelchair accessible hackney cabs without adequate funding support.