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Plans for switch to electric cabs in London a ‘dog’s breakfast’ lacking ambition

Unite Press Release Proposals announced today (Wednesday 19 December) by Transport for London (TfL) and Sadiq Khan the Mayor of London to switch London’s black cab fleet to electric are not ambitious enough and could lead to the capital’s black cab drivers holding onto diesel taxis for longer, Unite the union. Highlighting that the £18 […]

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Mayor & TfL launch bold plans to tackle congestion, cleanup polluting taxis and tackle London’s lethal air

Mayor of London, TfL press release New measures to reduce toxic emissions, improve air quality and protect health Removal of Congestion Charge exemption for Private Hire Vehicles confirmed   New Cleaner Vehicle Discount will encourage those who drive in zone to do so in the cleanest possible vehicle TfL to consult early next year on […]

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Uber fined £385,000 for losing UK customer data

ICO fines Uber over data protection failings From the ICO The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined ride sharing company Uber £385,000 for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a cyber attack. A series of avoidable data security flaws allowed the personal details of around 2.7million UK customers to be accessed and downloaded by attackers from […]

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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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