Bureaucratic new rules from TFL threaten private hire industry and uber




These new rules will threaten the livelihoods of thousands of private hire drivers in London if London Transport implement it.

 

All existing drivers from non-English speaking countries will have to pass a two-hour written English exam costing £200 in order to renew their licence

And all drivers are now required to have hire and reward insurance in place for the entire length of their vehicle licence – regardless of whether working in the week end or 1 month and even not when they’re not working for any reason.

 

Mareeg obtain Open letter that will be sent by the private hire drivers to mayor of London Siddique khan to highlight the grievance that the London minicab industry have.

As a licensed private hire driver in London, I agree with you that it’s vital London remains open and that everybody has the chance to succeed – no matter what their background.

 

However, I’m worried that new rules from Transport for London will threaten the livelihoods of thousands of drivers like me.

 

Forcing all drivers from non-English speaking countries to pass a £200 two-hour written English exam goes way beyond what’s needed to help Londoners get from A to B.

 

Making part-time drivers pay for costly hire and reward insurance in the months when they’re not working is also unnecessary and could force some to give up driving for a living’’

 

These policies are nothing more than to please London black who has been campaigning against uber expansion in London in last two years

 

 

 

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Mareeg senior news editor since 2001 and he can be reached at news@mareeg.com