In March this year, Knowsley BC passed a resolution amending its ‘Drivers Policy’ so as to include an ‘intended use policy’ that requires drivers who obtain their licences in Knowsley to operate predominantly in Knowsley. Uber, together with Delta Merseyside Limited, have brought a judicial review of that resolution on the ground that the council is not empowered to insist that its licensed PHV drivers operate within Knowsley, predominantly or otherwise.
The High Court has given permission for the judicial review to proceed; and a substantive hearing is listed for February 2018.
Update: February 9th 2018
The Knowsley Judicial Review was heard by Kerr J on February 6/8 2018. The judge ruled that Knowsley’s PHV driver’s policy was unlawful.