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Archive for October 17th, 2016

English Language Requirement for London Private Hire Drivers

TfL press release Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that an English language requirement for private hire drivers was introduced on Friday 14 October. It is essential for public safety that all licensed drivers can communicate in English at an appropriate level. ┬áDrivers must be able to communicate with passengers to discuss a route, or […]

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London Private Hire Medicals Update

Following recent revelations in the press regarding private hire driver medicals, Unite issued this news release. Unite also met with Deputy Mayor for Transport Val Shawcross and on Wednesday 12 October attended TfL’s regular Licensing and Compliance meeting with the taxi trade. In addition to those meetings Helen Chapman, General Manager TfL Taxi & Private […]

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