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Get a cab: how driverless taxis could affect our social lives

Ordering a cab through an app is a pretty standard element of your average night out these days. Waiting at a taxi rank, hailing one from the street or calling a cab firm are quickly becoming things of the past. And, in just a few years’ time, so could the taxi drivers themselves.


May 9, 2019 0

Addison Lee report losses of £39million as they attempt to compete with public bound Uber

London based private hire firm Addison Lee has reported losses for last year of £39 million. That comes after losses in the year before of £20.8 million, as they desperately attempt to compete with ride-sharing giants Uber. Carlyle Group, the American private equity group that owns Addison Lee, has hoisted a “for sale” sign over…
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May 7, 2019 0

Addison Lee reports losses of £39m in Uber battle – sold by John Griffin for £150 million!

Technology investment to persuade taxi users to tap on its app rather than Uber’s has pushed Addison Lee deeper into the red. The private hire operator, the largest player in the London market after black cabs and Uber, has reported losses for last year of £39 million. That comes after losses in the year before…
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May 7, 2019 0

Addison Lee taxi drivers stage 24-hour strike at Luton airport

Addison Lee taxi drivers staged a 24-hour strike at London Luton Airport at 5am on Wednesday, May 1, in a dispute over unfair working conditions and pay. Members of the United Private Hire Drivers Branch (UPHD) of the Independent Workers Union (IWGB), working for Addison Lee, said they were not earning the minimum wage.


May 2, 2019 0

Luton Airport taxi drivers strike over pay row

The strike by Addison Lee taxi drivers at London Luton Airport started at 05:00 BST on Thursday. Taxi drivers at Luton Airport are staging a 24-hour strike in a dispute over pay and unfair working conditions.


May 1, 2019 0

Luton airport cab drivers strike over pay rates

Minicab drivers at Luton airport are striking over pay rates that average just £4.72 an hour in some cases, well below the over-25 statutory minimum wage of £8.21. About 50 minicab drivers for Addison Lee contracted to work at the UK’s fifth busiest airport are stopping work for 24 hours on Wednesday. They claim they…
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May 1, 2019 0