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Recent blog posts

  • A year of lockdown for the taxi trade

    For UK private hire and hackney drivers, the coronavirus pandemic first brought sudden, daily exposure to a deadly virus; then inadequate health information with little or no protection. Finally, drivers faced a catastrophic, year-long loss of income when lockdown hit. Our survey results uncover the state of the trade in March 2021.  
  • Why buy a minibus taxi now?

    The Taxi Shop’s Sales Director Josh Rhynas on how drivers who act now will benefit most as lockdown ends.
  • Surge in optimism as lockdown ends

    The Taxi Shop’s Sales Director Josh Rhynas reflects on how the ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown has lifted the country—and the taxi trade.
  • Income opportunity for drivers

    Are you looking for a smart way to earn that's easy to do alongside cabbing? Many drivers have built a dependable second income with UW.
  • Self-assessment and the taxi driver

    If, like us, you hope the next 12 months will be significantly better for the taxi trade, then it will pay to be prepared for the upturn. Getting ready for self-assessment is an important step to take.   

  • Why buy a minibus taxi now?

    The Taxi Shop’s Sales Director Josh Rhynas on how drivers who act now will benefit most as lockdown ends.
  • Surge in optimism as lockdown ends

    The Taxi Shop’s Sales Director Josh Rhynas reflects on how the ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown has lifted the country—and the taxi trade.
  • Income opportunity for drivers

    Are you looking for a smart way to earn that's easy to do alongside cabbing? Many drivers have built a dependable second income with UW.
  • Self-assessment and the taxi driver

    If, like us, you hope the next 12 months will be significantly better for the taxi trade, then it will pay to be prepared for the upturn. Getting ready for self-assessment is an important step to take.   
  • How to buy a minibus taxi on finance

    Stuart Marsden shares insights on how drivers research and buy their new taxi minibus on finance. When Stuart joined The Taxi Shop in late 2020 he could not have imagined how the first year would pan out.   

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Bus and Taxis Direct Ltd T/A The Taxi Shop is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (674319). We act as a credit broker not a lender. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders who may be able to offer you finance facilities for your purchase. We will only introduce you to these lenders. We may receive a commission payment from the finance provider if you decide to enter into an agreement with them. You may be able to obtain finance for your purchase from other lenders and you are encouraged to seek alternative quotations. If you would like to know how we handle complaints, please ask for a copy of our complaints handling process. Visit Financial Ombudsman for information about how to refer a complaint. 

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