All cab drivers must take written English tests

All cab drivers must take written English tests
 http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/all-cab-drivers-must-take-written-english-tests-7bmjz0gk7
 All cab drivers must take written English tests
 Alexandra Frean
 October 18 2016, 12:01am, The Times

A spokeswoman for TfL said that drivers had to be able to communicate with passengers and understand regulatory, safety and travel information.
All minicab drivers in London will have to demonstrate written and spoken English skills to get a licence, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.
The new rule was introduced after Uber, the minicab-hailing company that works via a phone app, protested about changes requiring private-hire drivers in London to pass English exams costing £200 before they could obtain or renew a licence. Drivers born in English-speaking countries were exempt and Uber argued that this was discriminatory. TfL has responded by broadening the rule so that, from April next year, anyone applying for a licence will have to take the exam…