BCA launches judicial proceedings

It has now been confirmed that the Bus and Coach Association (BCA) issued judicial proceeding to the UK authorities on 13 December 2018. Permission was granted for the hearings on 30 January 2019.

The judicial proceedings have been launched as part of the BCA’s ongoing dispute concerning Section 19 and 22 operators. The organisation’s intention is to seek clarification on the interpretation of non-commercial and the requirements to hold a commercial O licence, and to clarify the law regarding driving licence requirements when being paid to drive and the requirement to hold a DCPC qualification. The CTA and Mobility Matters have intervened as interested parties. Erewash Community Transport have declined their invitation to become an interested party.

BCA’s Martin Allen said: “BCA would like to take this opportunity to thank its members and supporters for their continued support, the industry needs to come together and show their support for this action or become a victim of unfair competition.”

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