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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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Merseyside Police crush illegally modified stretch limousine

Limousines
Illegal limousines pose a danger to the public due to invalid insurance and independent vehicle safety checks that apply to the rest of the industry   Merseyside Police working with partners have crushed a vehicle as part of an on-going operation to ensure the safety of passengers being carried by ...
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Uber a company that doesn’t know what type of business it is

Uber
Uber says they are a “tech” company and NOT a transportation company, but for all their billions of dollars they can’t even get the basics right   With Licensed Transport Uncovered only being a few months old we have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to ...
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Unlicensed drivers caught in taxi safety operation in Birmingham

Council News
  The law is clear, only taxis can be hailed. Yet every day and night the public endanger their lives by jumping into unlicensed or licensed vehicles which have no valid insurance   Partygoers are being urged to pre-book their journeys home after officers stopped 44 vehicles during a licensing ...
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54% of vehicles fail Manchester Council taxi and private hire MOT first time

Council News
Private hire and taxi drivers using annual MoT or interim tests to find out what faults their vehicles’ have rather than regular maintenance   Taxi and Private hire vehicles are required as part of their licence conditions to undergo a special MOT up to three times a year. The number ...
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An Insurance question that opened a can of worms

Investigations
We were set what seemed a simple task to answer a question, but instead we uncovered the dangers of hiring the wrong chauffeur company   The question we were set was: what are the insurance implications when hiring an illegal chauffeur, limousine or novelty vehicle in UK? To answer that ...
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Businesses have a ‘duty of care’ to only hire legal chauffeurs

Project Parker
Handing out a chauffeur contract without the correct checks could lead to more than embarrassment   We live in a world where there is no escape from the “Elf and Safety” brigade, yet when it comes to handing out a multi-million pound chauffeur contract a high proportion of businesses fail ...
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The scams rogue chauffeurs use to avoid licensing

Project Parker
The tricks and scam illegal chauffeurs use to avoid the law and defraud the public and businesses   The problem with illegal firms being allowed to operate on such a large scale – when you include all the small and single operators – in the UK, is not only down ...
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Four things about Uber you wish you never knew

Uber is "special" and should be treated differently
Uber Videos
Is “ridesharing” safe? Who are these amateur UberX drivers and are they properly screened for criminal backgrounds? Do they have proper insurance? And what happens when inevitable accidents occur? Are riders in danger? Uber thinks they’re above regulations and oversight. They claim to only be a technology company. But don’t ...
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Insurance industry met their match with Chris Hargreaves

Industry Videos
Investigative Journalist, consumer campaigner who took on the insurance industry joins LTU           ...
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