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Statement on legal action for trade

Please click on the link below to find out more on the legal action. Please note the document is two pages, place your cursor or finger on the first page that will bring up a link at the bottom for the second page [pdf-embedder...

Become a London Cabbie

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Cabbies do Kilimanjaro

We are nine fat cabbies! Nine middle aged fat London cabbies. With a mission. Well, actually, we have two missions. The first stage is to lose a combined weight of 40 stone between us. And then, once we’ve climbed that mountain, we’re off to Tanzania to take a stroll...

The TXE – Review by Steve Jones

LOAN TXE VISTA PLUS FROM LEVC FOR EVALUATION I had the TXE Vista Plus for 6 and ½ days. I work predominantly Heathrow Airport so it was a combination of short local journeys also journeys into town and journeys on the motorway. After getting over the cost of the...

Cab drivers are not born, they’re made

You have got to be committed and passionate to do the Knowledge, but the prize is to be your own boss. https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/taxis-and-private-hire/licensing/learn-the-knowledge-of-london

New TFL enforcement officers

The controlled stopping of Taxis and PHV by TFL   At our last members meeting I did say I would put an explanation of the new TFL roadside stopping of Taxis and PHV. I am sorry for the delay; I have been trying to get a picture of a compliance officer wearing the...

Regulation and Technology

Regulation and Technology The disruption of regulated taxi markets around the world by ride hailing apps has been well documented. The taxi trades in London, New York City, Paris and other major cities, must abide by regulations and costs set out for them, while ride...

THE FIGHTBACK

The conditional renewal of Uber's Private Hire operator licence in London came as no surprise to us at the UCG. It was a fait accompli with a little theatre and drama through the means of the witness stand at Westminster Magistrates Court, Uber and TfL played a merry...

TRADE v TFL Its time

TRADE v TFL – It’s time When we first joined the UCG, we were not around the table at meetings with TFL. When we built up the membership to become the second biggest org, they couldn’t refuse us a place in the room and now we are in the room we realise it is not worth...

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