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Should Manchester’s Clean Air Zone only cover the city centre?

With just a month to go before Manchester has to submit its revised Clean Air Zone plan to the government, there are calls for it to be reduced by 95 per cent to only include the city centre. The original zone included all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester, with thousands of taxi, bus, van and […]

Taxi drivers are flying the flag for the Jubilee

As we look forward to celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this bank holiday, taxi drivers will be doing everything they can to help people get to and from events safely. Whether people are going to an organised event, heading to a pub or restaurant, attending a street party or visiting family, they will all be […]

Is a monthly Taxi Insurance Policy right for you?

As with standard car insurance, most taxi drivers take out annual cover and renew their taxi insurance policy every 12 months. But there are cases where policies can be taken out to provide cover for only weeks or months at a time. Taxi drivers who take out annual taxi insurance policies are given the choice […]

Patons Insurance strengthens it North East Taxi customer base

Patons Insurance is continuing to expand its taxi customer base in the North East. Following the acquisition of Teesside-based insurance broker ‘SurePlan’ in 2020, from June this year, we will welcome Newcastle-based Bestford Insurances’ taxi insurance customers, too. Bestford Insurance, an independent, family-run business that was established in 1981 in Wallsend, will continue to provide […]

Always put vehicle safety ahead of savings

Taxi drivers are being urged not to risk vehicle safety when it comes to car maintenance as we all continue to feel the pinch. The call comes as the cost of living continues to rise and soaring fuel prices mean it costs more to keep taxis on the road. The majority of taxi drivers run […]

How do I start a private-hire taxi business?

Whether you are new to taxi driving or are an experienced driver who wants to take the next step, there are some key points to setting up a private-hire taxi business. It can seem complicated at first, but the most important thing to remember is that it is a business in a regulated industry and […]