Today's black cab protest could cost £125m

Today’s demonstration by black cabbies could cost London’s economy £125m.

The drivers’ protest is over the decision to allow controversial American taxi app Uber to use GPS to work out the cost of a journey – something the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association says is basically a taximeter, which in London only black cabs are permitted to use.

Now a rival minicab app has stepped in, using data from the Centre for Economic Business Research to work out the protest could cost London £125m.

Journeys are expected to take much longer this afternoon, with the strike happening in Trafalgar Square and affecting Parliament Square, Whitehall and the surrounding roads.

Transport for London has warned drivers to avoid the whole area.

What do you think about the protest? Leave your comments below or tweet me your thoughts @robynvinter

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  • Ian Middleton

    "Journeys are expected to take much longer this afternoon"

    Will they still have the meter running?

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