Then earlier this month Uber soft-launched in London, with a low-key “secret” testing phase, involving former Dragons’ Den judge Richard Farleigh. But now, the private ‘driver-for-hire’ startup has properly launched in London and will be ramping up its efforts in the city moving forward.
I cannot tell you how disappointed I am that nobody – yes, nobody – from Save the Children has seen fit to address our concerns about your partnership with Uber. You will be well aware from the media of our protests and our active legal pursuit to secure worker rights for private hire drivers in London who...
London’s taxi drivers have been hiring private detectives in their war on controversial cab-booking application Uber which has been hoovering up business in London because of the competitive prices it offers.
In the High Court in London, Uber's lawyer Thomas de la Mare said that, by the government's own figures, about a third of the capital's private-hire drives – 33,000 of 110,000 – would fail the test, because it's too difficult. This would cause Uber and its drivers serious harm, he added.