Sunday, January 15, 2017

Don't Hold Your Breath....Tarif Review Or Race To The Bottom.... By I'm Spartacus.

So the tariff review has gone live for 'Consultation' inevitably followed by some minor changes then implementation by the no nothing's that regulate the trade and seemingly in some cases represent it.

Rate three cut and the mysterious rate 4 appearing after 12 rather than 6 miles.....Yippee say some, the press will trumpet 'cab fares fall, it's a bargain!'.....not a chance, more like 'Cab Fares up by 30% as Minimum Fare Rockets' , followed by the rest in small print if at all.

Of course cab rents, meter fees, insurance and the cost of a new cab will fall in line in the new austere trade, of course Radio and App circuit fees will also
Fixed prices to the driver will soon see the driver paying the riders to travel in the cab!

We turn now to stand down pay for those that state they speak for us, apparently one organisation is paying committee people £290.00 for 10 minute meetings, that's £1740.00 an hour each, (you can hire a top QC for that with change to spare).

Will those who 'stand shoulder to shoulder' with the working cab driver in this race to the bottom, take a pay cut, hand  back their luxury cars (why do they need a car?), Platinum health plans etc, maybe they will? 

The form book says not, as I said don't hold your breath.

I'm Spartacus.

Editorial Gerald Coba.

New generation of Taxi meters. 
But will TfL approve without a special relationship from this new stakeholder???

Seeing as rear fitted CC machines in TX Taxis block most of the rear view, it would give us something worthwhile to look at in the mirror.

Listen to the Taxi Tarif Debate on LBC -Just under 4 mins.



ste swain said...

The new rear view mirror meter is not new, my son is a cabbie
In Lowestoft & has had one for 5 years

Anonymous said...

Hello Sparty, Race to the bottom? You mean we're not there yet.....there's more to come ? God help us !
Take care mate.

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Editorial said...

Above comment deleted as information was false.
If you are going to accuse our articles of being wrong,
then you need to provide factual and accurate information

The olden said...

Yet another initiative to bring us down towards parity with the frisco cowboys

Anonymous said...

The minimum fare went up 20p and the credit charge was passed onto the driver and tariff 3 was kicked back to 5am - overall the driver was charging a less but the influenced press made it seem that we were actually cashing in on the credit card scheme!

This new proposal shares the same pattern.

Anonymous said...

2 minimum fare increases within the year. Tfl-uber ltd saw that human rights activists were complaining of how its drivers were being exploited over low pay. So the answer was to increase it but the rub was that it makes the tfl-uber taxi service less economical because the gap between what they charge to a licensed taxi would begin to diminish. So the plan is to put up licensed taxi fares to fascilitate that fare gap to help keep the licensed taxi's more expensive reputation. Always remember people want something cheaper thats why tfl-uber ltd keep the licensed taxi trade at a premium.

Anonymous said...

All cabs should not have L B C on in the cab they are just like the evening standard slag us off at any opportunity and have done for years.
I don't listen to there politically correct garbage..
Notice now they give traffic reports from all over England now ??
This is because if it was just London all they've got to say is it's fcuked as usual.
And make T F L look the twats they are!!!!!!!

The olden said...

Steeped in 300yrs of history serving the citizens of London through war,terrorism, strikes and the vagaries of the British climate. Through thick and thin we have stuck with the people and they with us Our majestic trade faces the biggest challenge in its illustrious career and appears to be on the cusp of extinction unless we rally and fight to preserve our right as the only ones to Ply for hire Failing this the public can expect a cab service run by the Frisco chancers and driven by a foreign national with dubious English who is entitled to claim benefits because of low wages.Who's criminal record check and medical only relate to his or hers stay in this country.Who's total reliance on navigational technology leaves the passenger vulnerable in the event of system failure,who carries a wrench just in case there is a issue with the passenger This scenario is real all of us wake up ! And to the powers that be read and learn from the ancient story of the Trojan Horse

Anonymous said...

Great post Olden.


Anonymous said...

re: LBC

I don't think I'm being paranoid when I say that, EVERY time they mention uber on LBC, in a way, that uber don't like, there always follows an expensive advertising campaign by uber

would they be trying to influence anything?