The unfolding scandal over Downing Street’s alleged “lobbying” on behalf of Uber appears to have claimed its first victim, with the announcement that Garrett Emmerson, Transport for London’s chief operating officer for surface transport, was leaving with immediate effect.
David Cameron “acted as Uber lobbyist” in bid to soften London Mayor Johnson’s private hire regulations
David Cameron acted as a de facto lobbyist for Uber when he was Prime Minister, putting pressure on London authorities to drop tough proposed restrictions on the US taxi app, it was alleged last month.
Professional Driver crowned best business magazine in national Newspress automotive publishing awards
Professional Driver magazine has won the hugely prestigious Automotive Business Publication of the Year award at the 2017 Newspress Awards.
The Hailo brand has been replaced in London by Mytaxi, following the merger of the two operations last July. Mytaxi is owned by Daimler, and will focus on providing “virtual hailing” for black cabs in London via its app.
Uber has lost its high court battle with Transport for London over mandatory written language testing for drivers. The ruling means anyone applying for a minicab licence in London will have to pass a written English exam, including a 120-word essay – and this could lead to thousands of drivers being refused a licence.