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Bronwen Handyside speaks out on the relicensing of UBER

TUC representative on the TfL Board, Bronwen Handyside Speaks out against the relicensing of UBER. At a recent TfL Board meeting held at City Hall soon after the Uber licence appeal court decision, TUC representative on TfL Board, Bronwen Handyside made Trade Union’s feelings clear on the Judge’s recommendation of issuing Uber with fifteen month […]

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Cross Border Hirings: Changes essential to improve safety for passengers

TfL press release. Serious public safety concerns after technological advances increase scale of cross-border hiring Drivers can secure licences in areas where they perceive standards are lower but then work anywhere in England Changes to the law essential to ensure passenger safety and a national minimum standard.  London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport Val Shawcross has […]

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Uber Not ‘Fit & Proper’ – Unite Writes To Local Government Association

Unite Calls on Councils to revoke Uber licences Back in August Unite said that Uber’s London private hire licence should not be renewed amid the scandal of choosing which crimes to report the police. In a damning letter obtained by the press from Inspector Neil Billany, the then head of the Metropolitan police’s taxi and […]

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Chris Grayling: Replace local buses with ‘Uber-style’ rides

The future of local buses is a more bespoke, ‘Uber-style’, service, according to the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. From Politics Home Mr Grayling’s comments were revealed in the minutes of an October meeting with Lord Porter, chairman of the Local Government Association, and Martin Tett, the chair of its transport board. Grayling “suggested that the […]

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