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Petition for public inquiry into Transport for London launched

Campaign for TfL Public Inquiry
Press
LTU supports calls for a public inquiry into Transport for London, an organisation that is currently unaccountable Throughout the UK thousands of unregulated  Uber drivers have been improperly licensed by Transport for London and are operating illegally, putting the Public at risk. Customers personal security is compromised and road users ...
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Computer glitch leaves Uber drivers without pay

Uber Pay
Ubered
UK Uber drivers hit in the pocket by computer glitch that left hundreds of drivers without their wages   Hundreds of Uber drivers have not been paid during a week in November and were told they would have to wait until the next week to get their earnings. According to ...
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Car Clocking in the private hire trade risking lives

Car Clocking
Car Clocking
Car clocking in the private hire and chauffeur industry is costing millions and placing passengers at risk, according to leading UK experts   Today, Tuesday 19 July, we can announce that LTU and HPI have teamed up to warn of the dangers that clocked private hire, minicab and chauffeur-driven vehicles pose ...
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Bury Council worker taken on a “white-knuckle ride” — prompting a change in town-hall rules

Bury Council bring in new rules for taxi and private hire drivers
Council News
Bury Council brings in new rules for private hire and hackney drivers to improve standards, following complaints about a Eastern European driver   Bury Council has been forced to address standards following a bizarre incident involving a Eastern European driver. Following a series of serious complaint relating to one specific driver, a ...
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Bolton “taxi” driver, Tabbasum Majid attacked motorist for driving too slowly

Tabbasum Majid
Enforcement
Tabbasum Majid, lost it in road rage incident, braking a motorist’s arm with wheel wrench   A motorist who was accused of driving to slowly through Bolton was subjected to a violent attack, by a “taxi driver”. Tabbasum Majid, 39, who was following the victim through Bolton last July, lost ...
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Taxi and private hire drivers are just as vulnerable as passengers

Opioion
Picking up total strangers who can snap at a seconds notice leaves drivers in a vulnerable position.   The press, media, licensing officials and the police rightly highlight the risks passengers face when using unlicensed private hire vehicles or taxis. But it’s not only unlicensed cabs that pose a risk. For ...
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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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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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Uber Britannia and the global paper-trail

Uber
Uber Britannia is the patriotic sounding name for the company running the Uber operation in Manchester & Leeds. Who is behind it and where does it all lead to? The registered office is; 1123 Old Granada Studios, 2 Atherton Street, Manchester M3 3GS. The two directors of this company are ...
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