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Cambridge taxi driver fears under pressure cabbies could go bankrupt under new low emission ruling

A Cambridge taxi driver insists many under-pressure cabbies could go bankrupt under new low emission rules to be introduced next year.

The driver, who did not wish to be named, told the Cambridge Independent the new rules, set to come into force next April, will massively effect the livelihoods of drivers, many of whom are already working for less than the minimum wage in the city.

Despite objections by taxi drivers, Cambridge City Council’s licensing committee voted unanimously in September to uphold the change which requires all new saloon taxis to be at least ultra-low emissions – effectively electric or plug-in hybrid.

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