Uber Stripped Of It's License To Operate In London
Bad news for Uber fans as the taxi app have effectively been stripped of their license to operate in London after their application to renew it was rejected
How could this be? Well, according to Transport for London (TFL) the cab-hailing app is not a "fit and proper" private car hire operator and as such have opted not to renew their licence.
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TFL said that "Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility" to a number of issues, including reporting serious criminal offences.
Uber fans in the UK capital have a small glimmer of hope, since Uber have claimed they will immediately challenge the decision not to renew the licence in court.
On September 30th the current licence will expire, however the company have 21 days to appeal and they can continue operating until the end of that process.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor Of London, is in agreement on this and says: "I fully support TfL’s decision – it would be wrong if TfL continued to license Uber if there is any way that this could pose a threat to Londoners’ safety and security."
Meanwhile Uber have released a statement which said the decision will "show the world that, far from being open, London is closed to innovative companies."
The cab company revealed that 3.5 million Londoners use the app, and over 40,000 licensed drivers rely on Uber to help them make a living.
Will you be affected by this decision? If you fancy, let us know in a tweet to @MTVUK.