Taxi Liaison Group - 20/09/2006
At a MEETING of the TAXI LIAISON GROUP held at Dundee on 20th September, 2006.
DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES
Lord Provost John R LETFORD
Bruce D MACKIE
TAXI TRADE REPRESENTATIVES
George HARRIS, Tay Taxis
Graeme STEPHEN, Dundee Taxi Association
Philip TAYLOR, Handy's Taxis
Steve CASHLEY, 505050 Taxis
TAYSIDE POLICE REPRESENTATIVES
Bryan COLEMAN, Tayside Police (Sergeant)
Alec SELFRIDGE, Tayside Police (Constable)
Stuart GALLOWAY, Principal General Services Officer
Brian WOODCOCK, Senior Solicitor, Licensing
Iain SHERRIFF, Roads and Transportation
MARK DEVINE, Roads and Transportation
Brenda MILLER, Finance
Sean McAULEY, Finance
Steven DICK, HMRS
Bailie Bruce D MACKIE, Convener, in the Chair.
Apologies were submitted on behalf of Councillor Webster, Mr David Young, Mr Doug Inglis and Mr Chris Elder.
I MINUTE OF PREVIOUS MEETING
The minute of meeting held on 24th August, 2006 was submitted and approved.
II REVISION OF TAXI FARES
There was submitted draft Report No 556-2006 by the Director of Planning and Transportation on the proposed review of taxi fares.
The Group agreed the report and that the proposals listed under item 6 be recommended to the Licensing Committee for implementation.
III INLAND REVENUE
Reference was made to Article XI of the minute of meeting held on 24th August, 2006 wherein, following a request which had been submitted by representatives of the Dundee Taxi Association, the Transport & General Workers Union, the Dundee Wheelchair Taxi Association and Handy's Taxis, on proposals that licence holders be registered with the Inland Revenue, the Clerk had been remitted to meet with the Inland Revenue and Officers with the Finance Department on how this issue may be progressed.
This meeting had now taken place and the Committee heard representatives of Her Majesty's Revenues and Customs and Officers of Dundee City Council in this respect. Following discussion, it was agreed that the application for renewal of licence be amended to include information in relation to tax purposes which may be collated and shared between partner organisations to meet with the requirements and the request as submitted. It was noted that this adjustment would be made for all types of licence and not just those issued for taxi driving or operation and would be subject to review.
It was also highlighted that, although this procedure had not been requested by the other trade representatives on the Group, they would nevertheless accord with the requirements in this regard.
Bruce D MACKIE, Convener.