The Sefton private hire firm is appealing a decision to revoke its licence to operate in Liverpool

Liverpool council's dispute with Delta taxis is set to go to court
Liverpool council’s dispute with Delta Taxis is set to go to court

Delta Taxis will fight a decision to revoke its licence to operate in the city later this year in court.

A date for a full appeal hearing was set at Liverpool Magistrates Court this morning .

The company was issued with a new private hire operator’s licence on November 18 to enable them to take fares in the city.

But Liverpool City Council claim Delta breached a condition of this licence and decided to take it away.

A full hearing will take place and hear arguments from both parties on Wednesday, May 13.

Delta will still be able to operate until the dispute is resolved.

Liverpool Council set a condition that Delta had to have a dedicated telephone booking line for Liverpool, separate from the firm’s Sefton operation.

But the authority later said it had become aware that the Liverpool booking number was not operational and the only way bookings can be made was through a phone app.

It also claimed the firm’s Liverpool registered vehicles had door signs which only referred to the app and didn’t advertise the Liverpool number.

 

Source: Liverpool Echo