Uber London licence will not be renewed

22 Sep 2017 by Mark Caswell
man hand holding screen shot of Uber application

Transport for London has announced the decision not to renew Uber’s private hire operator licence in the capital.

In a statement posted on Twitter, TfL said it had concluded the rail-hailing app was “not fit and proper” to hold the licence.

Uber now has 21 days to appeal the decision, during which time it can continue to operate.

The firm was recently awarded a four-month licence to continue to operate in London, much shorter than the usual five year term, leading to speculation about the future of Uber’s operations in the capital.

TfL cited a number of reasons behind its decision, including Uber’s approach to reporting serious criminal offences, and the use of “Greyball” software which “could be used to block regulatory bodies from gaining full access to the app”.,

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