All hail Nottingham’s new taxi service!

Nottingham City Council is taking steps to make the city’s hackney cab fleet one of the best and most modern in the country. Having already introduced a Driver Improvement Penalty Point Scheme to drive up standards for passengers, the council will be placing orders for a small number of stylish new Ultra Low Emission Vehicle […]

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Uber drops English language test appeal for London drivers

From BBC News Uber has dropped an appeal against a move which would see all its drivers in London given English language tests. The mini cab app firm said it would no longer oppose the exams after Transport for London amended its proposals, which would see the test made “more relevant to the role of […]

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Uber remedy is no cross-border cure all

Anyone reading Uber’s recent press release, could be forgiven that the cross-border issues are done and dusted, that Uber is now conforming to custom and practice and respecting the UK’s local licensing principles. Unfortunately this is not the case. Closer reading of Uber’s statement shows that while they are no longer issuing work to any […]

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TfL to ensure private hire remains safe, secure and convenient

TfL press release, 15 February 2018 A new policy statement setting out how private hire and ride-sharing services will operate in the Capital in the future has been published by Transport for London (TfL). The policy has been written in response to changes in the private hire industry and the many new services being offered. […]

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