Wednesday, June 16, 2021
TM disqualification decision upheld by Upper Tribunal

TC Denton’s disqualification of ‘semi-detached’ TM is upheld

The disqualification of Baljit Singh Atwal, who worked for 14 days as the Transport Manager (TM) of Birmingham-based Assist VIP Travel Ltd, by Traffic...
Croner-i Furlough extended

Furlough scheme changes: With effect from 1 May

There are some important changes to the Job Retention furlough Scheme (JRS) with effect from 1 May. Croner-i explores the scheme changes and what...

Past history defeats New City Taxis’ new O-Licence bid

TC Gerallt Evans had ‘no confidence’ that New City Taxis' management would be compliant with the licensing regulations Preston-based New City Taxis’ (NCT’s) bid for...

IR35 and the transport sector: New self-employment rules

Croner-i considers the implications of new IR35 rules for companies using self-employed or agency staff in the transport industry From 6 April 2021 new rules...
DVSA overhauls PSV112 and ER112 forms

DVSA overhauls PSV112 and ER112 incident report procedure

DVSA has overhauled the system that coach and bus operators must use to report serious incidents involving one of their vehicles through new online...
Stagecoach seeks Manchester bus franchising Judicial Review

Judicial Review of Manchester franchising consultation sought

Stagecoach has submitted a court application for a Judicial Review of Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s (GMCA) second consultation on bus franchising in the region....
Carmel Coaches Devon

Michael Hazell appeal against disqualification allowed by Upper Tribunal

An appeal by Michael Hazell has been allowed as the disqualification went ‘beyond the strict statutory wording’  Michael Hazell’s appeal against his disqualification from being “a director, shareholder, consultant, manager or employee of any...

Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness: New law on tyres

Familiar to operators, transport managers and mechanics alike, DVSA’s Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness is stated as guidance rather than a legal requirement but is...
Traffic Commissioners Victoria Davies and Claire GIlmore interview

Traffic Commissioners: ‘We are more relevant than ever’

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Traffic Commissioners (TCs) have quietly been busy in the background. Their most visible work has been an advice document...

Interbus: Cross-border coach and bus services after Brexit

When the Brexit transitional period came to an end on 31 December 2020 the right of access to the European Union (EU) previously enjoyed...

London coach facilities losses highlighted to Deputy Mayor

The importance of restoring coach parking and drop-off/pick-up facilities in central London that are currently unavailable has been conveyed to Deputy Mayor for Transport...