Uber London to lose operating licence due to TfL concerns

Uber London to lose operating licence due to TfL concerns

Uber has 21 days to appeal Transport for London’s decision

Transport for London says it will not renew Uber’s operating licence, which expires this month

Uber London will be blocked from operating in the capital from the start of October, unless it wins an appeal for Transport for London to renew its operating licence.

TfL plans to withhold the American ride hailing firm’s licence, which expires on 30 September, due to concerns over the company’s operational habits.

The government body responsible for London’s transport network said it considers Uber’s approach to “reporting serious criminal offences, how medical  certificates are obtained” and how security checks are obtained to have “security implications” for the public.

TfL also accused Uber of having used so-called Greyball software to block regulatory bodies from accessing its app to undertake law enforcement duties.

Under the Private Hire Vehicles (London) 1998 Act, Uber has 21 days to appeal the decision. Uber can operate as normal until its current licence expires.

Autocar has contacted Uber for a statement. The firm has not yet issued an official response.

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Source: Autocar Online

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