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London to put Uber drivers through English-proficiency test

Ratcheting up a battle with Uber Technologies Inc., London’s government transportation agency is requiring drivers to meet an English-language requirement in order to hold a private-hire taxi license. The new rules, which apply to UberX and the company’s black car service, come after Uber successfully sued the city to block the introduction of English requirements that would apply only to drivers from non-English speaking countries.
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