19 Jun '15, 6am

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Suspend Uber from London over 'flawed driver checks', minicab operators say Lawyers for minicab firms tell Transport for London that Uber’s system for checking drivers’ documents puts the public at risk Minicab operators have called on Transport for London to immediately suspend upstart US rival Uber from operating in the capital, after a Guardian investigation raised questions about the robustness of its approval procedures for driver documents. Lawyers representing the Licensed Private Hire Car Association (LPHCA), representing companies that employ 15,000 drivers, argued that Uber’s checks on drivers’ insurance papers are “seriously flawed” and put the public at risk at a meeting with officials from TfL. Uber strongly denied the claims. The battle between Uber and the rest of the taxi trade in London is intensifying. The mayor, Boris Johnson, was embroiled in a foul-mou...

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