The Law Comm does a U turn on defining "Plying for Hire".
The deregulation bill has clauses meaning a free for all outside London and likely inside and the Law Comm report will be looking to allow this also.
Now we have the statement from Leon (Olympic lanes) Daniels of TfL that they know that Über and others are breaking the law, TfL intend to DO NOTHING despite being the licensing authority appointed by parliament to do so.
Of course it's easy for TfL to do this as they known that some trade orgs need the PR of going to a staged meeting over anything meaningful to expose TfL.
What will these meetings talk about, a consultation on TfL seeking to duck their responsibilities and of course find a way of allowing big business to shaft the working driver?
THE LAW IS THERE:
ITS UNLAWFUL TO SEND A BOOKING DIRECT TO A PH VEHICLE,
However others are made of sterner stuff and a range of high profile direct actions are being planned that will bring the glaring light on the shortcomings of TfL, The Mayor , The TfL Board etc.
Also the GLA will be calling TfL to account about Cabs, Enforcement, Accountability, Cable Cars, Barclays non payments and much more.
No doubt Boris will fight tooth and claw to 'bury bad news' before the elections this year and next.
Your duty to yourself, the cab trade and the citizens of London is to ensure that does not happen.
Let's have THAT on the advan!