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Uber loses licence to operate in London

Uber loses licence to operate in London

UBER is being stripped of its licence in London over passenger safety fears.

"TfL has concluded that Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license", the regulator said in a statement.

It reveals that Uber will not be issued with a new licence to operate as a private hire firm in London beyond the expiry of its current licence. Currently, the ride-hailing app has a four-month licence, however this expires next Saturday (September 30).

TFL said Uber's conduct "demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility on issues which have potential public safety and security implications".

If they lose the appeal, Londoners will no longer be able to get an Uber.

The ride -sharing app has faced numerous regulatory obstacles in markets around the world, but having its licence abolished in London would be one of the biggest blows it has faced during its short history.

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The resolution, drafted by the United States , was the eighth against Pyongyang over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs since 2006.

It also said the company will have 21 days to appeal the ruling from the time it is given - giving it until 13 October.

In London, Uber has faced criticism from unions, lawmakers and traditional black cab drivers over working conditions.

London's decision adds to the problems facing Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber's new CEO, who is juggling a host of controversies ranging from a lawsuit alleging the company stole self-driving auto technology from Alphabet Inc., to a bribery investigation in Asia, to a boorish company culture.

Providing an innovative service must not be at the expense of customer safety and security.

Uber's awful year is continuing.


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