HAVE WE WON? it sure looks like it!
We may well have won. The Law Commission has just released a statement regarding the proposed change to the law relating to Private Hire and Taxi legislation. This is the most important piece of wording relating to our industry.
“The proposal to bring wedding and funeral cars into the same regulatory framework as mini-cabs has also been revisited, and the Commission will be recommending that they retain their statutory exemption from licensing, rather than relying on the Secretary of State or Welsh Ministers to exempt them.”
The full statement is attached. Click here. (paragraph 9)
Before we break out the champagne remember the Minister has the right to ignore the Law Commission and go ahead with the original proposal but I sincerely doubt this will happen. It would be like turkeys voting for Christmas.
The National Association will continue and be joined by all those in the industry who support the ideals of professionalism. The NAWCP will strive to bring benefits to all its members both financial and reputational.
So spread the word, we are and always will be a force to be reckoned with.