Mohammed Bashir, Founder of Boro Taxis

Mohammed Bashir, founder of Boro Taxis, one of the largest firms of its kind in the North East, said: “The speculation about a 2p rise in the level of fuel duty is of concern to the wider transport sector, not only taxi operators, but also haulage and logistics firms that are responsible for keeping the goods and services of UK plc moving.

“There already is a disproportionate amount of tax levied on fuel with the UK having the highest fuel duty for diesel and the third highest for petrol in the EU and an increase would further distort this as well as affecting transport companies’ competitiveness.”

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Notes to Editors:

Boro Taxis was founded by Mohammed Bashir in 1982 with three cars.

Today the company has a fleet of more than 800 vehicles, provides employment for almost 900people in Tees Valley and handles more than 80,000 calls per week .All of Boro Taxis’ private hire drivers are licensed with the relevant Licensing Authorities undergo National Vocational Qualification 2 training in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving. 

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