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Taxi driver guilty for additional charge to passenger in wheelchair (McNutt v Transport for London)

Taxi driver guilty for additional charge to passenger in wheelchair (McNutt v Transport for London)
Published on: 06 March 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Taxi driver guilty for additional charge to passenger in wheelchair (McNutt v Transport for London)
  • What are the practical implications of the judgment?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the High Court decide?

Article summary

Local Government analysis: David Patience, barrister at 2 Bedford Row, examines the High Court’s decision in McNutt v TfL that the appellant taxi driver—who had switched on his meter before a passenger in a wheelchair had started boarding and would thus have charged her for the time it took her to enter the taxi—was guilty of an offence under section 165(7) of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) by making an additional charge for carrying a passenger in a wheelchair, contrary to EqA 2010, s 165(4)(b), even though the passenger then decided not to take the taxi and therefore did not pay the fare displayed on the meter. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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