Private Hire Regulations Review
You will probably be aware that Transport for London (TfL) announced the results and their intentions following the Private Hire Vehicles Consultation. Unfortunately they have decided not to implement several of the proposals that would have gone a long way to bringing Uber and other minicab app based services within the regulatory framework. However some of the proposals that they will be proceeding with, including the decision to make minicabs pay the congestion charge and scrapping minicab satellite offices, are to be welcomed. I have attached a full breakdown of all the proposals and TfL's decisions to this email.
Questions needing answers:
TfL's Contempt In a The Face Of Intended Fare Increase And Fitted Terminals:
Last week, one of our colleagues was present at a meeting with TFL. Helen chapman was present and it was explained how customers will blame driver for fare increase, that tfl need to release a press statement stating the reasons for increase, because this will put passengers off from using us and that tfl are playing with people's futures.
It is alleged by our colleague the Chapman actually laughed at the thought of our demise and after protests from those present, had to apologise.
Interestingly, she stated that if any driver is reported for having a sock or bag over the terminal TfL intend to mandate fitted in back, compliance will put a stop on the cab.
She made it clear that this will be a priority for enforcement.