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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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TfL to help minimise disruption during City of London’s essential Tower Bridge closure

TfL press release City of London’s vital refurbishment will avoid the risk of unplanned and protracted emergency closures Road users are advised to use alternative routes and leave more time for journeys Drivers will not incur the Congestion Charge on the signed diversion routes Bridge open to pedestrians on all but three weekends Transport for […]

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Tougher Penalties For Using Mobile Phone When Driving

From BBC News Texting drivers: Penalty points and fines to double Click here to read on the BBC News website Drivers caught using handheld mobile phones in Britain are to face “much tougher penalties”, with fines and points doubling, the government says. Under new rules expected to come in next year, drivers will get six […]

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Sadiq Khan heralds new era for London’s taxi and private hire trades

Mayor of London press release Far-reaching measures announced to protect the capital’s iconic black cab trade and drive up standards across the private hire industry New Action Plan will deliver greenest taxi fleet in the world Mayor Sadiq Khan says new plans will help deliver a ‘truly world-class service for Londoners’ The Mayor of London, […]

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More than 8,000 taxi drivers protest in London over threats to passenger safety and deregulation

Unite Press Release Update London taxi drivers fed up with the government’s ‘race to the bottom’ in deregulating the trade, with an adverse impact on passenger safety protested in London yesterday (10/02/10) Black-cab drivers’ Uber protest brings London traffic to a standstill – The Guardian More than 8,000 taxi drivers protested at what they consider […]

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