TfL has instructed new taxi-ordering app Taxify to stop accepting bookings, just days after it launched.
It was announced earlier this week that TfL was "urgently investigating" Taxify after concerns over the way it's licenced, and accusations from black cab drivers that it was flouting the rules.
The app was said to be a rival to Uber, offering cheaper prices (although it only has 3,000 London drivers compared to Uber's 40,000).
A TfL spokesperson said:
The law requires private hire bookings to be taken by licensed private hire operators at a licensed premises, with appropriate record keeping.
Taxify is not a licensed private hire operator and is not licensed to accept private hire bookings in London. TfL has instructed Taxify to stop accepting bookings and it has done so.
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