When Did The Law Change, To Allow Addison Lee To Call Themselves Taxis???

When did Addison Lee become a Taxi proprietor?
When did they start employing licensed Taxi drivers to do their pre booked work ?

I wonder, if our largest representative....or any of our wonderful representative orgs or unions have today made complaints about the articles appearing all over the media, referring to Addison Lee vehicles as Taxis.

According to the PHV act 1998, it is still illegal for a London Private Hire operator to refer to itself as a Taxi service, even though George Osbourne's mates at the BBC have done their best for years to get the word (which is protected by legislation laid down by parliament) accepted as a generic term for Taxis and Minicabs.

Articles by Alan Tovey (Telegraph), Amelia Heathman (SubStandard),  Shehab Khan, (Independent), unnamed press association post (Daily Mail), Gwyn Topham (The Guardian), Ravender Sembhy (The Metro) plus all the usual TV news outlets have posted the story, (virtually the same headlines....a sign of paid for advertorials in other words advertising)....

Self driving Taxis to be launched/coming to London by 2021....

Still not to worry our wonderful orgs and unions will be all over this today complaining to the press association. 

Surely TfL will be demanding all these media outlets carry corrective posts and apologies to the trade, for illegally using the word Taxi, whilst advertising a private hire minicab firm. 

After all, isn't this what we pay our subscription and our licence fee for!!! to have our best interests looked after by TfL and our orgs and Unions with their wonderful legal teams

Surely they will be giving their all to sort this out today ?

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