Transport for London have been asked to publish legal advice they claim clears mini cab firm Uber’s use of an app to charge passengers.
Transport for London’s plans to support the capital’s Taxi and mini cab trades don’t go far enough according to London Assembly members following a question and session with Transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy.
The row over Uber’s legality in London is one step closer to reaching the courts after the Taxi trade offer to give up the private prosecutions brought against some Uber drivers.
Although the organisation is overwhelmingly funded by fares and government grants, it carries commercial advertising on its website to help generate commercial income.
The criticism comes as the Assembly’s Transport Committee published the findings of a six month investigation into the state of the trades and TfL’s role as regulator.