Companies can buy letters to protest TfL's Uber crackdowns

Edith Hancock
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The battle between Uber and TfL continues (Source: Getty)

Are you team TfL or team Uber? Things have been hotting up between the two transport forces this month. After TfL proposed restrictions on the rival car hire service such as a minimum waiting period, Uber have hit back with their own petition.

Now, Propeller PR chief Martin Loat is giving Londoners the chance to have their own say on the scheme with an app that allows you to type and send letters without ever using a postbox. PRs at Propeller will use new mailing app and website to help Londoners enter the debate on taxis with a two-way petition launching later this week.

Loat told The Capitalist that the site will allow anyone to send a letter (to TfL’s chief operating officer) that looks like it took ages, but the process takes seconds. “Our platform allows Londoners to send traditional signed paper letters via the Royal Mail, straight from their smartphones and while they’re on a train to TfL.”

Users of the app will have the option of sending a ready-drafted letter to TfL whatever their view during the 12-month consultation period.

While the first 100 letters sent from the app are free, Loat said that some companies could use the app for their own interests and “sponsor” a few thousand letters in favour of lifting Uber’s restrictions.

He said: “The letters will start from around 78p each. Multiply that by 100 and that’s still a decent saving for a company that uses Uber’s car hireservice.” Sneaky!