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Pendle Council revokes UK Cars’ operator’s licence

Published: Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Pendle Council has revoked UK Cars’ operator’s licence after its taxis failed further vehicle checks.

The company’s vehicles have consistently failed the Council’s spot checks and in November the Taxi Licensing Committee insisted that that every single vehicle in UK Cars’ fleet be tested again.

It stated that if any vehicles failed the test, UK Cars’ operator’s licence would be revoked.

Neil Watson, Planning, Building Control and Licensing Manger, said: “Unfortunately all of the vehicles tested failed their latest pre-arranged checks.

“The standard of UK Cars’ vehicles is unacceptably poor and I’m disappointed that they didn’t make any improvements despite our very clear warning that they needed to.

“We have to put the safety of passengers first which is why we have no other option but to revoke its operator’s licence.”

The Council understands that UK Cars is appealing to the Magistrates Court against this decision.

The law allows the company to continue to operate until the appeal is dealt with.