Pd Website News Steve Garelick

GMB calls on TfL to introduce ‘third tier’ licensing for Apps and aggregators

The GMB Union has called on Transport for London to introduce a new tier of licensing for apps and booking systems.

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Pd Website News Jens Wohltorf Blacklane

Blacklane introduces global carbon offset program

Chauffer broker service Blacklane has introduced carbon offsetting on rides across all the 250 cities and 50 countries it serves, making it the first ride service to start a global carbon-neutral program.

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Pd Website News Joel Hope Bell Veezu

Veezu grows profits and turnover as Hope-Bell seeks further acqusitions

Private hire giant Veezu has reported a strong set of financial results, boosted by acquisitions and organic growth.

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Pd Website News Gmb Maria Ludkin

Uber’s “40,000 drivers” claim does not stand up to scrutiny, says GMB

The GMB Union has called into question Uber’s claim that 40,000 drivers will be out of work as a result of TfL’s refusal to renew its licence.

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Pd Website News Absolutely Jeremy Thompson

Courier giant Absolutely sells private hire business to Excel Executive

London-based Absolutely, one of the UK’s longest established courier companies, has sold its private hire and chauffeur operations, operated under the Absolutely and Creative Cars brands, to Excel Executive for an undisclosed sum.

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No renewal for ‘misleading’ Uber, LPHCA boss tells TfL

The Licensed Private Hire Car Association has written to Transport for London Commissioner Mike Brown to ask that TfL does not renew Uber’s private hire operator licence, following misleading statements about its safety record and the number of drivers that would be out of…

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Pd Website News Uber Tfl

Uber plans immediate appeal after TfL refuses licence renewal on public safety and security grounds

Transport for London has refused to renew Uber’s operating licence when it expires on September 30, citing “public safety and security” concerns.

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Pd Website News Taxify App

TfL forces Taxify off the road after just three days over licence issues

Just three days after launching in London, Transport for London has ordered taxi app Taxify to suspend its service in London as it is not a licenced operator.

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Pd Website News Taxify Markus Villig

Taxify launches challenge to Uber by expanding its ride-sharing platform to London

Estonia-based ride-sharing platform Taxify has launched its service in London, and is aiming to challenge Uber in the taxi app market.

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Pd Website News Lphca Steve Wright

LPHCA backs London Assembly call to refuse Uber London licence

Transport for London is under increasing pressure to turn down Uber’s operator’s licence on September 30, after the London Assembly passed a unanimous motion on July 6 calling on the regulator to refuse Uber’s licence renewal.

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Pd Web News Watford Cctv

Watford taxis to trial in-cab CCTV technology

Taxi drivers in Watford are trialling the use of CCTV in their cabs. Project FareSafe, the first scheme of its kind in the country, will record journeys over the course of a year to assess whether CCTV can improve safety for drivers and passengers.

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Pd Web Boro Taxis

Boro Taxis offers to pay for driver training and private hire licence for unemployed applicants

Middlesbrough-based Boro Taxis has launched an initiative to help unemployed people get back to work in the private hire industry, and will even fund their training.

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Pd Website Audi A8l

New Audi A8

Audi has revealed its new fourth-generation A8 luxury saloon at a spectacular presentation in Barcelona. The latest version of the flagship saloon includes a high degree of autonomous driving capability, and every model in the range will have a hybrid powertrain.

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Pd Website Bettina Bernhardt

Audi plans to offer chauffeur service as part of Audi On Demand mobility scheme

Audi has announced a major expansion of its Audi On Demand “mobility” concept – including a chauffeur service.

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Pd Website News Uber Reading

London-licensed Uber drivers fined for plying for hire in Reading

Reading Council has successfully prosecuted two London-licensed Uber drivers for illegally plying for hire in the city, where the service is not licensed.

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Pd Website News Language Test

Industry calls for revised TfL language tests as Uber appeal forces deadline delay

Transport for London is urging private hire operators and drivers to complete English Language tests, despite a six-month delay in their implementation and growing calls to revise the plan.

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Pd Website News Club Class

Club Class sets the Gold standard

Club Class Chauffeurs, and its insurance arm, Club Class Insurance, are celebrating the retention of its prestigious Investors In People Gold Standard accreditation. This places Club Class in the top 1% of UK organisations recognised for best practice in people management.

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Pd Website News Aberdeen

Aberdeen delays decision on move to 100% wheelchair accessible taxi fleet

Aberdeen Council’s licensing committee has delayed a controversial decision to make all taxis in the city wheelchair accessible.

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