TFL licensing stats from last week

TfLTPH issued 275 PHVs (455 previous week, staff are on holiday) while the Licensed Taxi trade lost 12 drivers, with only one new licence being issue. 

And now conformation (as if were needed) that there's a definite cull of Taxi drivers and TfLs promise to promote the Taxi trade through the knowledge was just another lie. 

Another week where TfL have allowed an unlicensed company (UberBV) to illegally dispatch journeys straight to the driver for acceptance before any details are taken (also illegal under current regulations), while the leader of our largest representative group is off swanning about, promoting a vehicle that allegedly the trade can't afford with current work levels. 

So we asked the LTDA:
"When is Steve Mc going to demand Uber’s illegal operation be suspended ?"
(In light of Tim Fenton’s evidence posted on Zelo Street Blog)
This is their answer: Click link below !
Notice that page two is blurred out!!!

We then asked the LTDA:
Why no mention of UberBV and the TfL cover up since 2013?
They came back with:
"Uber BV was in our objection to licence letter, only two trade orgs actually objected!!!
Until Uber are proven not fit and proper in court, there is no case against TfL- just because some idiot on twitter says it’s easy, it ain’t!"

God forbid we might expect the LTDA to do anything other than easy!!!
Nothing however about TFL's cover up alleged by Mr Fenton and backed up by FOI recovered emails!

So we thought we would offer some advice:
"As you're finding this too difficult let me spell it out for you 
All jobs are being dispatched illegally by Uber BV
UberBV operating without a licence
TfL closed down Taxify for this 
They can close done Uber BV"

Easy enough?

But apparently the LTDA are not finding it easy enough and replied:
Tfl say they “are minded to believe” this is the case! 
Very different from a statement of fact!!
Get yr own lawyers if it’s so easy."

Carrying on the conversation, the LTDA were asked this question by another driver:
"If it’s the driver that’s accepting the booking then surely it must void their insurance, why haven’t TFL revoked the license, also what’s happening with them committing perjury in court ?"

To which they replied:
"Yes, if, as we say, the driver accepts the booking. That’s what will be determined in the court! 
As for allegations re evidence given in meter case, we have written to LCJ, DPP and Police, replied from all, police investigating our allegations."

Hold on a second "Yes, if, as we say, the driver accepts the booking"

Not what they said earlier in the conversation !

Well if you're a member of the largest trade representative group, will this conversation make you feel proud and relaxed that everything possible is being done to save and protect your livelihood?

from Taxi Leaks