Javid warns against 'heavy handed' crackdown on Uber

Javid warns against 'heavy handed' crackdown on Uber

Business secretary says bringing in red tape to stifle a creative company would dent London’s image as centre for new business and technology

Sajid Javid has warned against a “heavy handed” regulatory clampdown on Uber, the ride-hailing app firm, in London.

The business secretary, speaking in front of MPs at a select committee hearing on Wednesday, said he thought that if Transport for London brought in all the proposals it was considering in a public consultation on the taxi market in the capital, “many people would think it would have a massive detrimental impact on consumers in London”.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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