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Uber wins right to legal challenge over English tests for drivers plan

Uber has won the right to take Transport for London (TfL) to court over "stifling" rules that would force its drivers to pass English tests.

Transport for London's new rules were due to take effect on October 1 Credit: PA

The company had applied for a judicial review of TfL’s new regulations for private hire drivers, which were due to take effect on October 1.

That review will now take place to decide whether thousands of drivers should be forced to pass an English language test before they can work in the UK.

It will also consider TfL’s proposal to order Uber to open a 24-hour call centre in London.

TfL also wants Uber to notify it of any changes to its operating model.

We're pleased that the judge has decided this case deserves a hearing.

TfL's plans threaten the livelihoods of thousands of drivers in London, while also stifling tech companies like Uber.

– Tom Elvidge, general manager at Uber London