Uber loses court case to block English-language test in London

Uber loses court case to block English-language test in London

Ride-hailing app was attempting to halt Transport for London demand that drivers pass language test to obtain licence

Ride-haling app Uber has lost a court battle to stop plans for strict new rules on the need for its drivers and those of other private hire services to prove their reading and writing skills in English to operate in London.

San Francisco-based Uber, which allows users to book journeys at the touch of a button on their smartphone, has faced bans and protests around the world as regulators play catch-up with technology disrupting traditional operators.

Related: Uber v TfL: court hears written English test will cost 33,000 drivers their jobs

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Source: Guardian Transport

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