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  • Londoners protest TFL's ban on Uber
  • Londoners protest TFL's ban on Uber
    Alexandre Godreau (2017) ©

Londoners protest TFL's ban on Uber

Uber is no stranger to controversy, and the negative news stories are catching up with it. Transport for London has decided not to renew the company's taxi licence – meaning it can no longer operate in the UK capital. But Londoners aren’t happy, and are signing petitions to make their voices heard.



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    Would you boycott a brand for avoiding tax?

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    Give a shit! The science of brand values

    There's one rule that explains how trends catch on; visibility. And more than half of us are now willing to pay more for products that are visibly socially responsible. Professor Lynn Kahle, who studies brand values, explains to Canvas8 why a brand’s values matter and how they influence people.