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Old 24-09-2017, 16:56   #31
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Re: Uber licence revoked

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Some elderly folks do not have smart phones so Uber would not help them.
Lots of elderly folks have children/grandchildren who do.
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Old 24-09-2017, 21:08   #32
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Re: Uber licence revoked

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Even if they have no licence in London, they can get round it by using taxis licensed elsewhere.
This is hardly a fix for their problem - they would need a good proportion of their London drivers to seek and obtain a licence from another English or Welsh local authority. If TFL look like they’re going to be totally unyielding then in time it might go this way, but on the other hand there’s always the chance other local authorities might sit up and take notice and start requiring the same standards as TFL in order to put a stop to it.
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This is hardly a fix for their problem - they would need a good proportion of their London drivers to seek and obtain a licence from another English or Welsh local authority. If TFL look like they’re going to be totally unyielding then in time it might go this way, but on the other hand there’s always the chance other local authorities might sit up and take notice and start requiring the same standards as TFL in order to put a stop to it.
Indeed it's not uncommon for other licensing authorities to require drivers are CRB checked.

I seriously think this will blow over with Uber making what really are the minor concessions required and winning back their licence.
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Old 24-09-2017, 21:43   #34
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Re: Uber licence revoked

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This is hardly a fix for their problem - they would need a good proportion of their London drivers to seek and obtain a licence from another English or Welsh local authority. If TFL look like they’re going to be totally unyielding then in time it might go this way, but on the other hand there’s always the chance other local authorities might sit up and take notice and start requiring the same standards as TFL in order to put a stop to it.
I wonder if drivers are able to obtain dual licenses to cover themselves either way?

Even if they can, as you say, if the other authorities take a similar stance this will be pointless.

I've never used Uber myself, but I do like the idea of a fixed price to prevent drivers ripping people off and being able to downvote drivers who are rude, drive badly, smell, are late etc.
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Old 25-09-2017, 17:30   #35
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Re: Uber licence revoked

Looks like a resolution could be quite quick: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41384499
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Re: Uber licence revoked

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Looks like a resolution could be quite quick: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41384499
Our good friends the black cabbies will be chuffed.
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Re: Uber licence revoked

khant forced to u-turn.

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Re: Uber licence revoked

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khant forced to u-turn.

Love it.
Where's the u-turn? He certainly hasn't made one.

Uber have on the other hand done so possibly as TFL have had discussion with a rival operator

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Re: Uber licence revoked

Uber have apologised for any mistakes they have made. I don't recall Khan ever apologising for much* but there's still time...

* expenses claims aside
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Re: Uber licence revoked

Uber can apologise but I guess it's either if they make concessions to TFL or win a legal challenge.

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Re: Uber licence revoked

Uber loses appeal in UK employment rights case.

https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...rights-workers
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Re: Uber licence revoked

Might not be directly related but hardly the PR Uber wanted whilst they battle to stay in London: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-people-s-data

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Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing company ousted Joe Sullivan, chief security officer, and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps.
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Re: Uber licence revoked

York joins Sheffield and London in revoking, or refusing to issue, a licence to Uber.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-42328380

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Uber has been banned in a third UK city after councillors in York rejected the firm's bid to renew its operating licence.

Taxi drivers had complained of the city being "overwhelmed" with drivers using the ride-hailing app, which has already been banned in London and Sheffield.

Concerns about a huge data breach also contributed to the decision, the City of York Council said.
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Re: Uber licence revoked

I think they might be screwed...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42423627
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I think they might be screwed...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42423627
It's obviously a transport service. I understand the whole idea of simply 'connecting' people as a way to avoid a lot of responsibility/hassle that comes from having them as staff but unless we find a better way to make that work it's very exploitative.

Also remember that Uber runs at a loss backed by venture capital money in order to drive out competition at which point they are the only option. So it's not as if these drivers will have other alternatives.
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