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Police Ignore Assaults On Female By PHV Drivers In Harlington

Amazing footage of a Harlington resident, Christine Aardman, who’s had enough of the private hire vehicles she feels are destroying the area. So she decided to video what’s been happening in a parking area of little Harlington playing fields, Sipson Lane. She went their to take a few picture but while there, on 9th April […]

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LTDA Taxi House 18th May 2016 : Drivers Turn Out To Support Sean Day.

 Taxi House Woodfield road. Drivers support Sean Paul Day at complaint hearing. This afternoon, Sean Paul Day appeared before a complaints committee at Taxi house, accused of lying about the LTDA’s JR bid, they claim was running in parallel with the Action For Cabbies Fundraising campaign. Drivers turned out to support Sean and the forecourt […]

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Judge In Buenos Aires Orders Blocks On Credit Cards Using Uber

A judge has requested to block the use of credit cards on the Uber app to prevent Uber’s “illegal activity” in the capital. Visa and American express cards are already being rejected. In the latest move to ban Uber from operating in Argentina, a court order was issued yesterday by the Buenos Aires City Government to block the […]

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Are TfL Dragging Their Feet Over Uninsured Uber And PH Drivers? The Tech Is Available Now.

Below is a press release from Plan Insurance Brokers, who have developed a system which could put a stop to uninsured Private Hire Vehicles fraud overnight. PRESS RELEASE: TfL Ticked off by Minicab Insurance Fraud TfL consult Tech Savvy Brokerage to tackle uninsured taxi and private hire drivers. TfL have met with Plan Insurance Brokers […]

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AskPOB Credit Card Printer Survey Results.

AskPOB has conducted an independent survey to establish driver opinion on credit card payment printers used in licensed London taxis. AskPOB is an impartial third party, working in collaboration with trade organisations and groups, to reach as many drivers as possible and to understand how drivers would like credit card printers to feature in their […]

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London black taxis vs Uber: This is cabbies’ big plan to save the industry – and they want the new Mayor of London on board

London’s black cab drivers want to offer superfast WiFi to passengers travelling across the capital and have taxi ranks outside every Night Tube stop as part of new efforts to keep the taxi industry competitive. Under increasing pressure from upstart Uber, a new group has been formed bringing together cab drivers, the company manufacturing black cabs – the London Taxi […]

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VERIFONE LAUNCH NEW TfL COMPLIANT DRIVER PACKAGES.

Following the recent TfL ruling regarding card payments in taxis, Verifone have now announced the driver packages that come into effect from 2 April. A new ‘Capital Package’ fee of 3.95% applies to all transactions. The Capital package features: Zero upront costs Zero monthly rental charges Zero data costs.  Drivers do not need to use […]

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The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing Like The Truth…. By Jim Thomas

While the LTDA are busy braking arms, slapping themselves on the back, in aid of the next Taxi magazine headline…. Taxi Leaks would like to set the record straight by thanking Danny Henderson who made the original FOI request on 11 Fed 2016 to the Met Police. Freedom of Information Request Reference No:  2016020000642 >CICK HERE […]

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Leon Daniels Calls Urgent Meeting With Taxi Trade Orgs.

We have received information, from an extremely reliable source, that Leon Daniels is calling an urgent meeting with all trade orgs ! Our source states all trade orgs, but what they actually mean is, only those trade orgs whom TfL allow to sit at their table. The UCG, HADTU, and the Suburban Drivers Alliance, of […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Uber’s rival says it uses ‘tax avoidance on an industrial scale,’ and wants Europe to investigate

An alliance of London minicab drivers wants the EU to probe Uber’s tax arrangements and grill founder Travis Kalanick personally on the issue. Business Insider has seen a copy of a letter sent by the London Private Hire Car Association (LPHCA) to the chair of the European Parliament’s tax committee, calling for it to probe […]

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‘H8 UBR’: London black cab driver splashes out on a private number plate to sum up his bitter feelings towards Uber

A bitter London cabbie has splashed out on a private registration plate with the symbols ‘H8 UBR’ to sum up his feelings towards app service Uber. Martin Eley, 31, got the plate specially commissioned as Hackney cab drivers protest against the spread of the smartphone service. Many cabbies feel that Uber, where users can order […]

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The Gloves Are Off : A Call To Arms…by Marc Turner.

And so beginith a week of Taxi trade disobedience, initiated by ‘Dads Defending Daughters’ with RMT backing. All drivers out there, it’s time to get down and dirty. And for those more reticent to join the fray, lets now start the fight for our own and our chidrens futures. Let’s show with pride and vigour, […]

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Huge Drop In Uber’s Valuation Forecast, As Public Market Stops Issuing IPO’s

Initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering in which shares of a company usually are sold to institutional investors that in turn, sell to the general public, on a securities exchange, for the first time. Private technology equity in Silicon Valley has experienced unprecedented and uncontrolled growth in past years, resulting in a current correction in […]

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Uber accuse Taxis Of Overcharging Wheelchair Customers And Announce Their LandLine Exemption From TfL.

In their announcement earlier this month uber, using a generalisation, state quite falsely, that two thirds of Wheelchair users have been unfairly over charged by Taxis and private hire. As we know, in respect of London’s licensed Taxis, wheelchair users pay the same fare as everyone else. But then let’s not forget the Ubergate tapes […]

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United Trade Group Snubs Meeting With TfL Over Daniels Attendance.

It’s been alleged that yesterday, the LCDC along with other invited trade organisations who make out the exclusive united trade group (UTG), snubbed the the proposed meeting with TfL and the new Mayor. Reason being, Mike Brown was allegedly insisting that Leon Daniels be present. Below is the response from TfL’s Mike Brown, in regards […]

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Has The Licensed Taxi Trade, Lost The Battle Of Heathrow ?….by Paul Sweeney

Speaking to other drivers at Heathrow today, I was informed that the Hilton hotel, terminal 4 is now operating a rank type system, where the concierge actually calls uber cars up to the main entrance, loads the punters in and off they go. No prebooked etc zero. Instant rank and hail.  This is apparently happening […]

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Bottled It Again?: LTDA Tone Down AdVan Message by Jim Thomas

The best thing to come out of Taxi House for many years was the hard hitting AdVan poster, showing the public the true extent of the dangers of using an unbooked minicabs. The poster was backed up by a freedom of information request reference number and carried an image that had appeared on TfL’s own […]

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Uber driver arrested and charged with sex assault

MAKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) –An Uber driver was charged with sexual assault in the first degree on Tuesday. First-degree sex assault implies forceful penetration. Uber, which is a transportation network company or ride-sharing company, has become especially popular among younger people who request rides through a cell phone app. Honolulu police arrested Luke Wadahara, 24, early Sunday […]

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Police Harassing Taxi Drivers Queuing To Join Ranks…by Paul Sweeney.

Another day and another directive from TFL to the Metropolitan Police, to hound and hassle every Cabbie in London. As you are all aware, to join the rank at Paddington, you start via Harrow road roundabout junction. However, Met police are issuing tickets to cabbies who are at the process of trying to join the […]

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The Buck Stops Here????….Letter To Taxi Leaks From Dads Defending Daughters.

Early last week one of my best friends, Taxi Driver Danny Hussey, was swooped on by around ten Compliance Officers, in Tooley Street. They claimed his Cab Driver License was over a year out of date. Although my mate had received his DBS in March 2015, his Cab License refused to turn up, even though […]

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Signs Installed Across Birmingham City Centre To Warn Illegal Minicab drivers

“We would always urge passengers to book their journey or make sure they use a properly licensed cab.”   Minicab drivers who operate illegally in Birmingham are being warned they will be caught and face prosecution.   New signs have been installed across Birmingham’s city centre, reminding minicab drivers against breaking the law by touting […]

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The Taxi Trade Haven’t Been Paranoid…TfL Really Are Helping Uber Circumnavigate Legislation.

News broke last night, of two emails which have been exposed, showing conversations between TfL’s Leon Daniels and the Head of Uber UK, Jo Bertram. First, at the GLA Transport committee we had the lie from Leon Daniels ‘They have switch on, switch off insurance’. Followed by another lie ‘Yes they do have a landline’. […]

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Expelled, For Seeking Answers To Questions : Swept Under The Carpet? … Not This Time.

This trade is sleep walking into oblivion. Certain people we trusted, have been partner to agendas and bad decisions, in full knowledge of the direction we were being taken. They sat back, said and did nothing. Certain trade reps were/are afraid to speak out, incase they’re turned away from the meetings and black balled. Smaller, […]

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Press Release: Day 3 RMT/Dads Defending Daughters : Appeal & Direct Action :

Security Compromise: TFL and Camden Council are failing in their duty of care to the travelling public for not enforcing the ‘set down’ points at St Pancras Station The World famous London licensed Taxi Trade actively opposes the violent action taken by other taxi services around the globe against those working from off-shore based app […]

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Tech, Ideology, and Taxis

  The six London based Uber drivers convicted of serious assault- in the space of just three months- is a direct consequence of industry wide deregulation Uber Technologies- the ride sharing app- view safeguards as a barrier to entry. They embrace an ideological view that ‘technology’ alone can weed out unsavories. Transport for London (TFL) looks […]

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