London insists on English requirement for private hire drivers

London insists on English requirement for private hire drivers
 

London's transport bosses said on Monday that all drivers of private hire vehicles must speak, listen to, read and write English to a set level, intensifying a battle with taxi app Uber [UBER.UL] which says the expected standard is too high.
Earlier this year, the capital's transport authority said it would introduce the measure as part of a series of stricter rules on apps such as Uber and private hire firms like Addison Lee whilst supporting the city's iconic black cabs.
The move prompted San Francisco-based Uber, which allows users to book journeys on their smartphone, to take legal... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Business, Views: 40
Source: Reuters
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