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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:48 pm 
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Uber boss to hold talks with Transport for London next week

Uber’s new chief executive will fly to London next week to meet with the transport commissioner for talks over the withdrawal of Uber’s licence in the capital. Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over the top job last month, is meeting transport commissioner Mike Brown on Tuesday as the ride-hailing service seeks to “make things right” in one of its biggest markets.

The move, which Transport for London (TfL) said was instigated by an approach from Uber, comes days after Mr Khosrowshahi wrote an open apology to Londoners, saying “we have got things wrong”. It also comes just hours after Prime Minister Theresa May said last week’s decision to stop Uber operating in London had “damaged lives” and put 40,000 jobs at risk. Mrs May added that the decision was “disproportionate” and had “damaged the lives” of 3.5m Uber users.

An Uber spokesperson said: “Our new CEO is looking forward to meeting with the Commissioner next week. As he said on Monday, we want to work with London to make things right.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who is the chairman of TfL, said “it would have been “wrong for TfL to have renewed Uber’s licence if they had concerns about Uber being a fit and proper operator.”

Mr Khosrowshahi, the former chief executive of Expedia, has been tasked with fixing Uber’s corporate culture and repairing the company’s image following a string of scandals. In his apology he admitted that Uber, which is appealing the decision, must change after it was deemed as having “a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications”.

Uber’s licence in London expires on Saturday, but it will be able to operate in the city during the appeal.

A Transport for London spokesman said: "Following an approach from Uber, and at the mayor’s request, London’s Transport Commissioner will meet with Uber’s global CEO in London next Tuesday.” The announcement comes as Uber rival Addison Lee launched a campaign to hire around 1,000 new drivers. The company said "increased corporate and peak demand" was behind the move. Of the new recruits, 900 will join the Addison Lee fleet while around 100 will join Tristar, the upmarket taxi company it bought last year.

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Why do we never hear from that Jo lady?

Has she been sacked?

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Why do we never hear from that Jo lady?

Has she been sacked?



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Dear mr edders23 can I just point out that emoji is not a recognised language amongst your average taxi driver. If you have something to say, could you say it, in English? Ta.

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Dear mr edders23 can I just point out that emoji is not a recognised language amongst your average taxi driver. If you have something to say, could you say it, in English? Ta.


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Uber boss to hold talks with Transport for London next week

Uber’s new chief executive will fly to London next week to meet with the transport commissioner for talks over the withdrawal of Uber’s licence in the capital. Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over the top job last month, is meeting transport commissioner Mike Brown on Tuesday as the ride-hailing service seeks to “make things right” in one of its biggest markets.

The move, which Transport for London (TfL) said was instigated by an approach from Uber, comes days after Mr Khosrowshahi wrote an open apology to Londoners, saying “we have got things wrong”. It also comes just hours after Prime Minister Theresa May said last week’s decision to stop Uber operating in London had “damaged lives” and put 40,000 jobs at risk. Mrs May added that the decision was “disproportionate” and had “damaged the lives” of 3.5m Uber users.

An Uber spokesperson said: “Our new CEO is looking forward to meeting with the Commissioner next week. As he said on Monday, we want to work with London to make things right.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who is the chairman of TfL, said “it would have been “wrong for TfL to have renewed Uber’s licence if they had concerns about Uber being a fit and proper operator.”

Mr Khosrowshahi, the former chief executive of Expedia, has been tasked with fixing Uber’s corporate culture and repairing the company’s image following a string of scandals. In his apology he admitted that Uber, which is appealing the decision, must change after it was deemed as having “a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications”.

Uber’s licence in London expires on Saturday, but it will be able to operate in the city during the appeal.

A Transport for London spokesman said: "Following an approach from Uber, and at the mayor’s request, London’s Transport Commissioner will meet with Uber’s global CEO in London next Tuesday.” The announcement comes as Uber rival Addison Lee launched a campaign to hire around 1,000 new drivers. The company said "increased corporate and peak demand" was behind the move. Of the new recruits, 900 will join the Addison Lee fleet while around 100 will join Tristar, the upmarket taxi company it bought last year.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:10 pm 
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Dear mr edders23 can I just point out that emoji is not a recognised language amongst your average taxi driver. If you have something to say, could you say it, in English? Ta.


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Until someone fixes the cock-up of the 2015 Deregulation act ..it will stay the same..

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Until someone fixes the cock-up of the 2015 Deregulation act ..it will stay the same..


the PH dereg act wasn't as bad as the HC loophole IMO opinion - it just proved how bad the HC loophole was

lets not forget - the uber situation was aided by greedy PH operators who are and were in many respects far worse than existing PH operators - it was the LPHCA that pushed for the deregulation act - Uber merely was in a position to exploit the greed of others far easier.

Oh and it was the LPHCA's agm this past week, full of the usual suspects.

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captain cab wrote:
MR T wrote:
Until someone fixes the cock-up of the 2015 Deregulation act ..it will stay the same..


the PH dereg act wasn't as bad as the HC loophole IMO opinion - it just proved how bad the HC loophole was

lets not forget - the uber situation was aided by greedy PH operators who are and were in many respects far worse than existing PH operators - it was the LPHCA that pushed for the deregulation act - Uber merely was in a position to exploit the greed of others far easier.

Oh and it was the LPHCA's agm this past week, full of the usual suspects.

You are right,,but.. the act needs to be amended.

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MR T wrote:
captain cab wrote:
MR T wrote:
Until someone fixes the cock-up of the 2015 Deregulation act ..it will stay the same..


the PH dereg act wasn't as bad as the HC loophole IMO opinion - it just proved how bad the HC loophole was

lets not forget - the uber situation was aided by greedy PH operators who are and were in many respects far worse than existing PH operators - it was the LPHCA that pushed for the deregulation act - Uber merely was in a position to exploit the greed of others far easier.

Oh and it was the LPHCA's agm this past week, full of the usual suspects.

You are right,,but.. the act needs to be amended.


it needs revoked or amended to zero

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it needs revoked or amended to zero


Or clarified http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/20/section/11

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MR T wrote:
captain cab wrote:
MR T wrote:
Until someone fixes the cock-up of the 2015 Deregulation act ..it will stay the same..


the PH dereg act wasn't as bad as the HC loophole IMO opinion - it just proved how bad the HC loophole was

lets not forget - the uber situation was aided by greedy PH operators who are and were in many respects far worse than existing PH operators - it was the LPHCA that pushed for the deregulation act - Uber merely was in a position to exploit the greed of others far easier.

Oh and it was the LPHCA's agm this past week, full of the usual suspects.

You are right,,but.. the act needs to be amended.



Point me in the direction of this HC loophole, case law already stated that you had to be in your licensing borough to accept a pre-booked job,Deregulation Act only refers to private hire no where does it mention Hackney Carriages other than the driver license.
Com cab case made it clear that you had to be in your licensing area.
Just like the greedy ph. operators this situation would never arising if there were not greedy hackney carriage driver/proprietors,Public safety is going down the pan,pound note now comes first in everything.


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Point me in the direction of this HC loophole, case law already stated that you had to be in your licensing borough to accept a pre-booked job,Deregulation Act only refers to private hire no where does it mention Hackney Carriages other than the driver license.
Com cab case made it clear that you had to be in your licensing area.
Just like the greedy ph. operators this situation would never arising if there were not greedy hackney carriage driver/proprietors,Public safety is going down the pan,pound note now comes first in everything.

The London Act is not the 1847 Act.

In the same way London has no law permitting pedicabs, but we do.

Show me a case, or a section of any 1847 or 1976 act that says hackneys must be in their area to legally take pre bookings.

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