Director of the Adam Smith Institute, Dr Eamonn Butler, has had his letter featured in The Telegraph, denouncing proposed regulations on Uber as 'regulatory capture'.
Transport for London’s proposed restrictions on Uber are not about “improving safety”. All Uber trips are tracked on GPS, so passengers are perfectly safe. TfL’s plans are designed to kill a popular new technology. The Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association has a seat on the TfL board; Uber drivers do not. This is a blatant example of regulatory capture.