Spain - New legislation for Uber and Cabify - September 30, 2018

The government has prepared legislation that will transfer the powers to grant licenses to private-hire drivers (known in Spain as VTC) from the central to the regional governments, giving the latter the power to restrict the activity of such companies by, in effect, demanding that they apply for a second license, this time from the local authorities. UNAUTO, the business association covering the sector of private-hire drivers strongly oppose the move, whilst the taxi associations accuse firms like Uber of intruding in the sector, of not paying taxes, and of benefiting from the cheaper cost of a license compared to that of a taxi.

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