REGARDING reports about taxi driver numbers dropping in St Helens during the pandemic.

The amount of red tape drivers have to deal with these days is not helping the situation, such as when drivers are having to send documents from there mobile to licensing – which takes forever.

We had to help one driver who isn’t mobile savvy to send documents – it actually took more than a month because of minor mistakes.

Also the length of time it takes to get a taxi licence is ridiculous.

This can take months, so please licensing departments don’t blame Covid only, look closer to home.

Terence Doherty, via Facebook