FOI request (FOI223152)
Requested Tue 05 September 2017
Responded Tue 05 September 2017
Please treat this email as a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I am seeking information concerning taxi and private hire drivers and the Equality Act 2010.
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.
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.
In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined, please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.
I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by the Act.
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