News Article

West Cheshire Taxi Trade

1 September 2021

Temporary measures are being proposed in an attempt to help tackle the current crisis facing the taxi trade as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has put forward proposals to ease the pressure on both the hackney carriage and private hire trades who are currently struggling to meet post-lockdown demand for their services.

In a report to licensing committee members, who will meet on September 7 to consider the plans, it states that the borough's taxi trade has seen a 15% reduction in the number of drivers and a 20% fall in licensed vehicles due to the pandemic.

Read more at: Chester Standard