LIVERPOOL CITY Council is set to take action against taxi and minicab drivers from outside the region who take advantage of cross-border licence rules to take trade from local cab companies.
Mayor Joe Anderson said the the city was determined to take a stand against the, “free for all” after the city was flooded with Uber drivers who are licensed in London and Leeds.
Mayor Anderson said:
There was one Uber driver whom came to Leeds for a match day in Liverpool and carried on working until 3am, picking up a few hundred quid and then going back to Leeds. That does not help Liverpool.
So, we are now looking at introducing one licence for the city region and some form of requirement to have a level of knowledge of the area they are operating in.
We want to cut-down on out-of-town drivers cherry-picking fares and moonlighting in areas in which they are not licensed.