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Unite calls for review of Uber’s London licence after magistrate steps aside

‘Obvious’ conflict of interest A court case that ultimately granted Uber back its London operating licence may have been compromised, following revelations over a conflict of interest that prompted the presiding magistrate to step aside this week. Chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot said she belatedly realised the link between her husband Lord Arbuthnot’s financial interests and […]

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The Observer: Judge in Uber’s London legal battle steps aside over husband’s links to firm

Emma Arbuthnot, who gave a licence back to Uber, acts over potential conflict of interest Yesterday the Observer newspaper reported that the Judge who presided at Uber’s London Operators licence appeal has stepped away from the case because of a possible conflict of interest in the case The possible conflict arises because she is married […]

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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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TfL launches consultation to further improve safety for private hire passengers

TfL press release Consultation seeks views on better signage in private hire vehicles and enhancements to background checks for applicants Views sought on an advanced driving test that would boost passenger safety Proposals build on previous regulatory changes that have driven up standards across the industry Transport for London (TfL) has today (26 March) launched […]

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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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