Uber Stripped Of Its License To Operate In London

Ride-hailing app “not fit and proper” to operate in London, transport regulator says.

September 22, 2017

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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".

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.

Uber Stripped Of Its License To Operate In London