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
- 15:34 Union calls off Northern Rail strike after Manchester attack
- 15:34 Bootle man jailed for blackmailing girl, 17, over "indecent" photos
- 15:33 Wrenthorpe couple badly hurt in Manchester Arena terrorist attack
- 15:33 Family plan open farm Sunday fun
- 15:33 Mark Casci: Terrorists cannot steal magic of music or the glory of...
- 15:33 New Nissan Micra 2017 - entry-level car hits UK showrooms
- 15:33 Manchester terror attack: Pep Guardiola's family 'unhurt'
- 15:33 Have you got a ‘fugly’ pet? It could be a TV star!
- 15:32 This is what to do if you want to donate blood in Nottingham after...
- 15:31 That'll be the Day show will bring rock 'n' roll to Staffordshire
- 15:31 Wrenthorpe couple badly hurt in Manchester Arena terrorist attack
- 15:31 Transfer News: Chelsea agree deal, huge Griezmann to Man United...
- 15:31 Can you spare a few coppers for Copper
- 15:30 Manchester Arena terror attack - people with blood group O negative...
- 15:30 Heightened security measures to be introduced at Sheffield City...
- 15:30 North West Euro MP Steven Woolfe stands up to the terrorists
- 15:29 General Election 2017 - our verdict on Mid Derbyshire hustings event
- 15:29 Shop fronts revamp at Derby's historic Royal Buildings to go ahead
- 15:29 Day reflects on special Saints stay ahead of testimonial year
- 15:29 Union calls off Northern Rail strike after Manchester attack
- 15:29 What TV channel is Manchester United vs Ajax on? Kick-off time,...
- 15:29 Wrenthorpe couple badly hurt in Manchester Arena terrorist attack
- 15:29 How to watch Manchester United vs Ajax Europa League final on TV...
- 15:28 A look at Manchester United FC's Europa League final against Ajax...
- 15:27 Nationwide sees annual profits tumble
- 15:27 A50 Groby Road northbound from Fiveways Junction closed for second...
- 15:27 EastEnders spoiler: Bad news for Mick Carter as this axed character...
- 15:27 Motorist caught drink-driving after car’s shutdown system kicked in
- 15:27 Manchester terror attack: Urgent police appeal for dashcam footage
- 15:26 Sir Roger Moore dead at 89: James Bond star dies after short cancer...