Uber Loses Licence to Operate in London as Not ‘Fit and Proper’


The American taxi-hailing app that has revolutionised getting around London among a number of other cities across the globe has been refused a new licence to operate in the city by public transport body Transport for London (TfL). The company’s private hire licence will expire on September 30th but they have 21 days to appeal the decision, and will be permitted to continue operating during that process. In a statement from TfL said they were not satisfied that Uber is “fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence”. TfL has today informed Uber that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence. pic.twitter.com/nlYD0ny2qo — Transport for London (@TfL) September 22, 2017 The body said the company showed defects in its approach to reporting serious criminal offences, obtaining medical certificates on the health of its drivers, and of blocking investigations into the company. Uber has confirmed they would be challenging the ruling. Battle Over Uber Taxis Encapsulates Conflict Between Traditional and Liberal Conservatism https://t.co/HJRjGRIZP4 pic.twitter.com/DMXmMaa22E — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) October 1, 2015 London’s local paper the Evening Standard reports over three million customers and 40,000 minicab drivers employed by Uber will be impacted by the ruling. The
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