Enhanced criminal record checks for taxi and private hire drivers

Taxi and private hire drivers could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks before being granted a licence under Government plans to protect vulnerable passengers. The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation on new licensing guidelines for councils.  Current guidelines allow councils to set their own driver standards, including whether to make background …

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Fair and equal tests

Our industry works hard to ensure all tests are fair and equal I spoke with a journalist recently about DVSA test statistics for learners. He wanted me to comment on the controversial issues surrounding differences in pass rates for certain groups of people. This got me thinking about test statistics for Diamond and, in particular, …

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Opening hours: Christmas and New Year

Should you need anything over the Christmas period, our opening hours will be as follows: Friday 14th December 2018: 8.00 – 4.00pmMonday 24th December 2018: ClosedTuesday 25th December 2018: ClosedWednesday 26th December 2018: ClosedThursday 27th December 2018: 10.00 – 4.00pmFriday 28th December 2018: 10.00 – 4.00pmMonday 31st December 2018: ClosedTuesday 1st January 2019: ClosedWednesday 2nd January 2019: 8.00am – 6.00pm (Normal opening hours)

Uber CEO hints unlikely to make profit in U.S. and Asia anytime soon

Uber will continue to lose money in its home market for at least the next six months as rival Lyft poses a fierce competitive challenge, Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Thursday in his first public comments since taking the top job at Uber two months ago. “The U.S. is very, very competitive right now …

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