Archives by: Christopher Hargreaves

Christopher Hargreaves

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Christopher Hargreaves
Chris is head of Press and PR at Licensed Transport Uncovered along with his roles as a freelance investigative journalist and consumer campaigner. Working with the team at LTU, including the Secret Squirrel and his meticulous and complex investigations, Chris will be helping raise awareness to businesses and consumers through the press and media.

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Uber’s computerised system approves fake insurance certificate

Fake Uber insurance
Ubered
Whistleblower and drivers exploit systems to cut costs and save money as Uber drives down prices Uber drivers can charge   It has been claimed by the London taxi trade that when it comes to Uber the question of valid insurance has been a serious concerns. As the minicab cab ...
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The Credit Card debate: Should taxis accept card payments?

Technology
Credit card companies charge the merchant to accept cards, but there are hidden charges and anger that taxi drivers may be forced to accept card payments   Credit Card Charges Explained The debate on credit and debit cards will always divide certain trades. I used to go to a respectable dentist ...
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Landmark High Court ruling leaves Taxi drivers with a dilemma

Taxi News
Taxi driver ordered to pay compensation to passenger who was left with severe brain injuries after he jumped out of the taxi because the driver thought he was going to ‘do a runner’   Kristopher Hicks, now 27, was on his way home from a night out in Bath, Somerset, ...
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All hail Uber: Uber cannot continue to refuse to be held account for its service, partners and riders.

Uber
The industry is sick and tired of their concerns being ignored. What will it take for the powers-that-be to sit-up and take notice?   In this the 2nd part of my ‘All Hail Uber’ articles, I’d like to address further points not included in part one and also take the opportunity ...
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Watch out there’s a Humpherson about!

Opioion
Licensed Transport Uncovered calls for a Humpherson academy to tackle illegal touts and to educate police around the country   The private hire and hackney trade may have their differences. It could be fair to say that their approach can be fragmented and divided when resolving issues that affect the ...
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All hail Uber. But what about the truth of the minicab firm?

Uber
The Guardian newspaper’s Zoe Williams wrote an article that could be mistaken for an Uber PR press release   As an investigative journalist specialising in complex consumer and criminal cases I like to play my cards very close to my chest but thanks to an article this weekend I felt compelled ...
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Mathew Dudley who threw up attacked Carlisle taxi driver

Taxi News
Failure again by courts. Mathew Dudley, from Carlisle who lashed out at a taxi driver has only been given a community punishment   Mathew Dudley, 27, of Osborne Avenue, off Wigton Road, pleaded guilty to assaulting Erkan Eden on January 29 this year. District judge Sam Goozee sitting at the magistrates’ court ...
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Becoming a chauffeur in the UK: Working for a chauffeur company

Chauffeur Industry
Being a chauffeur is a rewarding career, but make sure whether you work for yourself or a company you are working legally   You have retired early on a good pension, but you still want to do something part-time. The chauffeur industry attracts people from all backgrounds and is understandably ...
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Limousine operator disqualified for 12 months on safety grounds

Limousines
Limousine company banned from running vehicles for 12 months for running defected vehicles, endangering the public and other road users   A Tenby limousine operator has been disqualified from running vehicles for 12 months after the Traffic Commissioner for Wales, Nick Jones heard how the firm had prohibited defective vehicles, ...
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Addison Lee loses bus lane EU court challenge

Private Hire News
Private hire operator Addison Lee has lost a legal challenge at the European Court of Justice to allow its vehicles to use London’s bus lanes   Addison Lee has been fighting Transport for London over the exclusion of private hire vehicles from the capitals bus lanes. Looking outside London, some councils ...
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