Andy McDonald MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, commenting on Transport for London’s decision to not renew Uber’s licence, said:
“All companies must play by the rules and adhere to high standards– particularly when it comes to the safety of passengers.
"The type of arrangements used by Uber seem to be specifically designed so that the company can circumvent regulations and dodge their responsibilities, undermining passenger safety and workers’ rights throughout the industry.
"Despite the Law Commission recommending the wholesale reform of taxi and private hire vehicle legislation more than three years ago, the Tories have failed to act.
"Labour would overhaul the current regulations, so that it keeps up with the changes to technology, and further ensures a level playing field for companies, proper employment rights for all workers, and a good and safe service for passengers.”