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Uber’s appeal will not be heard until Spring 2018

Uber’s appeal will not be heard until Spring 2018

Business, economy, London, London Mayor, News, Tech, Transport
Uber's appeal against TFL’s decision, to not renew their licence will not be heard until the spring of 2018. Judge Emma Arbuthnot proposed two dates, April 30 or June 25th for the five-day trial at Westminster magistrates court on Monday morning. TFL’s decision came after the company was declared not “fit and proper” after a series of failures over passenger safety. TfL said that the company’s approach and conduct “demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications.” The company is in the process of repairing its reputation after they were hit with several controversies including harassment and a data breach that is thought to have affected millions. Chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi fle

Tory GLA member describes Mayoral question time meeting as a ‘farce’.

Politics
Sadiq Khan and Conservative panel members disagreed on various topics and policies, a significant dispute revolved around Uber and the decision made by Travel for London (TFL) to revoke their license.   Khan came under fire from both Andrew Boff and Tony Devenish on the subject of Uber. Boff stated: “So you considered it proper to interfere at one point and improper to interfere at another?”   Khan responded: “I don’t think having discussions with the global CO who has apologised is an improper use of the commissioner’s time”.   These comments resulted in a back and forth dispute, ultimately resulting in Boff being denied the opportunity to ask a question relating to Uber and the Labour conference, with the chair of the meeting, Jeannette Arnoid, deeming th
Ride and Shine: UberEATS is handling out free breakfast in London

Ride and Shine: UberEATS is handling out free breakfast in London

Blogs, Food, Social media
UberEATS has announced the launch of its breakfast service with a mouth-watering offer: free croissants. The ride sharing app’s latest deal will start this Tuesday (31 Jan.) and Uber has said anyone who opens the UberEATS app between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on that morning will be able to order a box of 4 croissants from bakery PAUL for free. As part of the launch, the new service attempts to compete with other on-demand food delivery services such as Deliveroo. UberEats will also provide food outlets via its app for other shops including Coco di Mama, Tossed, Leon and Bagel Factory. UberEats delivery person on Regent Street said: “there will be a lot of orders”   Shops getting their hopes up With increasing abilities and potentials to reach out to consumer

Boris Johnson defends Google

Business, Tech
Google is due to pay £130m extra in a decade’s worth of back taxes to the UK. The Mayor of London, however, defended Google in his column for the Daily Telegraph on Monday. Johnson claimed that it is the manager’s job to pay as little tax as possible within the law. He wrote: “It is absurd to blame the company for ‘not paying their taxes’. You might as well blame a shark for eating seals. It is the nature of the beast; and not only is it the nature of the beast – it is the law it is the fiduciary duty of their finance directors to minimize tax exposure.” The Mayor of London further explained that the companies have legal obligations to their shareholders, not to public opinion or to politicians. Boris Johnson is a known advocate of the tech sector. He recently launched a cam