Transport for London has announced it will not be renewing Uber's private hire license in the city. In a statement released by TFL the company was described as being "not fit and proper." Uber has 21 days to appeal, during which it can continue to operate.
TfL said the taxi-hailing app, which has an estimated 40,000 drivers in London, had demonstrated "a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications".
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 decision comes amid a tumultuous year for the Silicon Valley company. CEO Travis Kalanick resigned in June following a series of scandals. Meanwhile, in April, it was claimed that the ridesharing app tracked users even after the app was deleted from their iPhones.
Prior to that a #DeleteUber campaign was started in response to Uber's alleged "picket line crossing" of striking taxi cabs, protesting President Donald Trump's Muslim ban at John F. Kennedy airport in New York City on January 27.