If you intend to vote today, remember this
These people protected a billion dollar company, which doesn't pay its full taxes or VAT, and gave them your livelihood. They leaned on TfL and instructed Boris Johnson to go easy on Uber.
David Cameron, George Osbourne, Sajid Javid and Theresa May
All turned over the London licence Taxi trade.
All Tories....just remember this when you go to the poles later today....
THIS IS OUR NEW HOME SECRETARY:
Uber pulling the wool over the eyes of the media!
Well here we go again, Uber the company that professes it's easier to seek forgiveness than it is to seek permission, has been telling TfLTPH that it has tightened up its in-house every day operation, making it safer for its passenger users and drivers. But again, as we've seen many times before, this company just can't play with its cards fully on the table.
Virtual everything it says and does, is designed solely to exploit and deceive the regulating agency, using the national press and a bias BBC with irhetorical drivel.
Latest statement from the rape app shouts out loud, "We are safe as now the driver only works 10 Hrs".
But what they're not saying,...is when they consider their drivers are actually working !!!
Taking into consideration the screen shot from their own website, Uber are saying their drivers are not actually working in the true sense of the word, until the driver has accepted the job - has the passenger on board - clears the job.
It would appear that the driver could be driving round town for hours In-between job acceptances but still concidered as not actually working !!!
This is a multi billion dolla corporate pulling the wool over the eyes of the regulators and the press.
This must be pointed out at ever licensing appeal hearing !
TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT: by Lenny Etheridge
Uber's work model is illegal - they've admitted this in court three times.
Clifford Chance said Uber were illegal.
Deloitte said Uber were illegal.
Yet TfL didn't care that Uber were illegal - they licensed them anyway.
More Taxi Leaks Extra Bit: Licenses in London
Licenses issued last week
Information about the number and type of licence issued will be updated regularly. The following figures cover the week ending Sunday 29 April 2018:
Private hire driver licences - 113,212: a decrease of 130 on the previous week, 146 licences are new.
Private hire vehicle licences - 87,818: a decrease of 14 on the previous week, 366 licences are new.
Private hire operator licences - 2,356: an increase of 5 on the previous week, 10 licences are new.
Taxi driver licences - 23,795: an increase of 5 on the previous week, 24 licences are new. Of those taxi drivers, as of 29 April, 20,789 hold All London licences, and 3,006 hold Suburban licences.
Taxi vehicle licences - 20,948: a decrease of 18 on the previous week, 22 are new.
The number of candidates studying the Knowledge of London is currently 1,414 at Stage 3 (down 9 from last week), 459 at Stage 4 (up 1 from last week) and 276 at Stage 5 (down 9 from last week). In addition, as of March 2018, there were 4,294 candidates that had not yet reached Stage 3 (this figure may include inactive candidates).