About the APPG

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Taxis exists to support the taxi industry in the UK. Founded with the backing of Members of Parliament from different political parties, it seeks to use Parliament to raise the issues facing taxi drivers today and in the future.

This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.

APPG on Taxis – AGM 2021
Tuesday 26 January, 16:00

The APPG on Taxis is delighted to announce that it will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 26 January at 16:00.

At the AGM, the Group will discuss its programme for the year ahead. The last year has seen an immense amount of difficulty for the trade due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with APPG on Taxis members pressuring government to provide urgent financial support for taxi drivers. Work has also continued apace to ensure cabbies are not left behind in the transition to electric vehicles. We look forward to continuing the crucial work of safeguarding the future of the trade

At the AGM the Group will elect the Chair, Vice Chairs, Treasurer and Secretary for the coming year. Any MP or Peer is welcome to put forward their name for nomination, at the meeting or in advance. Nominations will also be taken at the meeting. It will also be necessary for the Group to agree its sponsorship and secretariat.

MPs and Peers who wish to attend should RSVP to Nicholas Jessup in the Group’s secretariat office via appgtaxis@newingtoncomms.co.uk or via phone 020 7234 3347.


APPG on Taxis & APPG on Electric Vehicles joint event
Monday 10 February

The APPG on Taxis hosted a joint event with the APPG on Electric Vehicles entitled ‘Driving a zero-emission future in the taxi trade’ on Monday 10 February at 15:30.

This event brought together leading figures from across the taxi and electric vehicle industries for a panel discussion about the future of zero emission capable (ZEC) taxis, and how the Government should best support the industry’s progress in adopting ZEC taxi technology.

Speakers included:

  • Joerg Hoffman – CEO, London Electric Vehicle Company
  • Vandana Prashar – Head of Operations, Free Now
  • Tanya Sinclair – Policy Director, ChargePoint
  • Lucy Hayward-Speight – Transport Strategy and Planning Manager, TfL

The discussion, led by the Chairs of both APPGs, focussed on:

  • The progress made by the trade in adopting the ZEC taxi in London and across the country, and where this progress fits in with the government’s transport and environmental objectives;
  • The need for more rapid charging infrastructure and financial incentives on a national and London-wide level to support wider adoption of the ZEC taxi;
  • Examples of best practice partnership models – between local authorities, the trade, government and charging infrastructure providers – that should be emulated across the country;
  • The challenges that are standing in the way of the wider adoption of the ZEC taxi.

APPG on Taxis: AGM
Wednesday 15 January

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the AGM of the APPG on Taxis, which was held on Wednesday 15 January at 09:30.

The following members were elected as officers for the 2020/2021 session:

  • Wes Streeting MP (Labour, Ilford North) – Chair
  • Andrew Rosindell MP (Conservative, Romford) – Vice Chair
  • Sir Charles Walker MP (Conservative, Broxbourne) – Vice Chair
  • Daniel Zeichner MP (Labour, Cambridge) – Vice Chair
  • Jon Cruddas MP (Labour, Dagenham and Rainham) – Vice Chair
  • Sarah Champion MP (Labour, Rotherham) – Vice Chair
  • Neil Coyle MP (Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark) – Treasurer
  • Yasmin Qureshi MP (Labour, Bolton South East) – Secretary

The APPG also approved an income and expenditure statement for the previous year (September 2018 – November 2019). This statement is available here.

The APPG approved its work programme for 2020, which can be viewed here. The APPG also approved Newington Communications to continue as the secretariat for the group.

The minutes, with a full account of the decisions taken at the AGM can be found here.