FOI Request Taxis and the Equality Act
I would like to know:
- How many taxi and private hire drivers within your authority have been fined, prosecuted or had their licences revoked from 6 April 2017 to the present day for being in breach of the newly amended Equality Act 2010, which states taxi drivers will face a fine of up to £1,000 if they refuse to transport wheelchair users or attempt to charge them extra https://www.gov.uk/government/news/law-change-demands-equal-treatment-for-disabled-taxi-users. Please specify the action taken and the date on which the action occurred
- I would also like to know how many complaints have been made to your authority specifically in relation to this legislation from 6 April 2017 to the present day. Please specify the nature of the complaint and the date of the complaint
- I would also like to know how many complaints have been made to your authority – from September 2015 to the present day – about drivers on the issues of discrimination against the disabled, overcharging disabled passengers and providing assistance to the disabled. Please specify the nature of the complaint and the date of the complaint
Please provide the information in the form of an Excel document.