London minicab qualifications from private schools banned

Minicab drivers in London will only be able to gain required qualifications at official centres after a cheating scandal was exposed by the BBC.

Drivers could previously sit mandatory exams at Transport for London (TfL) centres or authorised private schools and colleges to get a licence.

However the investigation found some colleges cheated the required tests.

TfL said all licences gained from colleges where cheating occurred had been revoked.

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English language requirement

An English language requirement applies to all applications for private hire drivers licences received by TfL on, or after, 14 October 2016. This includes applications for both renewal and new licences.

For more information please visit TfL website

Uber refused licence to continue operating in London by TfL

Uber has been refused a new licence to operate in London in a shock decision by the UK capital’s transport authorities.

Transport for London said it had identified “several breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk”. Uber immediately said it would appeal TfL’s decision, which it described as “extraordinary and wrong”.- Independent News

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