Uber sued by London taxi drivers for £250m over taxi-booking rules

A group of more than 10,000 black cab drivers is suing Uber after accusing it of breaching taxi-booking rules in London, in a move which could cost the ride-hailing giant more than £250m. A group action claim has been filed in the High Court over Uber’s operations in the capital between May 2012 and March 2018. The cab drivers claim that Uber misled […]

Black Cab association boss calls for EV grant extention

The general secretary of London’s black cab industry association is telling the government it must extend its £7,500 grant to taxi drivers to help continue the transition to electric vehicles. London’s financial newspaper City AM says Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA) has told the PA News Agency it is […]

London’s black cabs join Uber

Uber is to launch Black Cabs in London from early in the New Year. The ridehailing app says the move “opens up the Uber app to the iconic hackney carriage – much-loved by tourists and Londoners alike and an historic part of the capital’s transport network”.  Uber launched in London more than a decade ago, […]

London cab fares rising 5.5%

Black cabs fares in London are to rise 5.5% in an attempt to reduce the number of drivers giving up the profession and coping with a rise in costs. London’s Evening Standard reports that, from 30 April, minimum fares between 5am and 10pm will increase from £3.20 to £3.80, while travellers to Heathrow will see […]


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