By John Smith • 22 November 2019 • 16:30
EVER since private hire (VTC) company Uber arrived in Spain, it has been in conflict with taxi drivers (who pay large amounts for their licences) and many city councils.
Now in a breakthrough move, it has agreed that it will offer taxi and VTC services through its UberX platform on a trial basis with 50 taxis in Madrid.
If this is successful then the company hope to recruit many of the 16,000 licences taxi drivers in the city thanks to a change in local law which allows set prices to be charged.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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