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TfL will not renew Uber's operating licence in London

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TfL announced today that they will not be renewing Uber's private hire operator's licence when it expires on 30 Sep 2017. They state that Uber's "approach and conduct" lack corporate responsibility "in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications".

TfL's concerns centre on Uber's alleged failures in regard to reporting serious criminal offences, obtaining medical certificates, performing DBS checks and active avoidance of regulatory oversight as a consequence of deployment of Greyball - an internal Uber software system first reported by the NY Times.

Uber says it has over 40,000 drivers registered with the app-based ride company in the London area.

Uber will have 21 days to appeal the decision.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said

I fully support TfL's decision - it would be wrong if TfL continued to licence Uber if there is any way that this could pose a threat to Londoners' safety and security.

Last modified on Friday, 22 September 2017 14:05
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