Taxi and Private Hire licence fees frozen for 2014/15

Following the annual review of Taxi and Private Hire licence fees by the Transport for London (TfL) Board, the vast majority of licence fees for taxi and private hire drivers will be frozen for 2014/15. This includes taxi and private hire vehicle and driver application and licence fees which will remain frozen at 2013/14 levels. Private Hire Operator licence, application and variation fees will also remain frozen at last year’s...

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Toyota recalls 30,000 Prius models in the UK
Feb12

Toyota recalls 30,000 Prius models in the UK

Toyota has announced a recall today for some of its current, third-generation Prius models to correct a potential problem with the hybrid system’s boost converter software. The recall affects 30,790 UK-registered Prius cars. Worldwide, there have been no reports of any accidents or injuries relating to this issue. In Europe Toyota has recorded 11 field reports of the issue occurring. The manufacturer has identified an issue concerning...

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Chauffeur company unveils online client portal at London Show
Feb04

Chauffeur company unveils online client portal at London Show

Chauffeur drive business, Little’s, has launched an innovative new online portal as part of its service and marks a new era for the global business travel market. The most advanced of its kind in the industry, the new interactive system is being unveiled at the Business Travel Show at Earl’s Court in London (4th/5th February) and will be operational for Little’s clients later this year. The bespoke online portal will include a...

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S-Class Clinches Chauffeur Readers’ Choice Award 2014
Feb04

S-Class Clinches Chauffeur Readers’ Choice Award 2014

The chauffeur industry has spoken and voted the Mercedes-Benz S-Class as the car of choice in The Chauffeur Car of the Year 2014 Readers Choice category. In a survey of a hundred large and small chauffeur operators around the UK, leading online industry magazine, TheChauffeur.com asked; “Which vehicle would you choose for your chauffeur company?” The results showed 36% voted for the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class...

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Industry First: Viano replacement revealed to chauffeurs
Jan31

Industry First: Viano replacement revealed to chauffeurs

TheChauffeur.com reporter Dr. Ian Kuah attended the global unveiling of the Viano replacement in Germany last night and reports on the new beginning for the chauffeurs favourite people mover… First impressions are the ones that stay with you. After being wowed by a preview of the new V-Class interior last October, I am happy to say that my high expectations for the rest of the vehicle were fully met at its World Premier in Munich last...

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Limo firms warned to stop using ‘Party Bus’ wording

A number of companies within the limousine industry are being told to change the way they refer to their vehicles – or face legal action. At least, that’s the message coming from an operator of a double decker party bus hire company which is claiming the phrase ‘party bus’ is being used illegally by all other operators offering those types of vehicles. A letter has apparently been sent to over 40 operators across the UK, telling...

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