Uber Has Just Been Barred From London

Uber Has Just Been Barred From London

Uber's current licence expires on September 30 and they have further made a decision to challenge the verdict by TfL in the courts straight away.

The decision does not effect Uber's associated food delivery service, UberEATS, a spokesperson confirmed, but shares in rival company Just Eat shot up on the back of the regulator's decision.

"However, all companies in London must abide by the rules and adhere to the high standards we expect - especially when it comes to customer safety".

In a damning statement, the transport authority said that its regulation of London's taxi and private hire traders is created to ensure passenger safety.

The Mayor of London has insisted Transport for London's (TfL) decision to revoke Uber's licence is not "anti-private hire" but instead has been based on the mini cab app "not following the rules".

Uber, which accounts for a third of private hire vehicles on London's streets, said it would contest the decision.

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Transport for London (TfL) announced the firm - which has between 30,000 and 40,000 drivers - would be barred from working in the city due to "its approach to reporting criminal offenses".

It is true that the extremely popular Uber riled protest from rival taxi companies, most notably by the iconic London black cab.

In May its licence was renewed by TfL, but only for a period of four months, amid continued opposition and threats of legal challenges from the GMB union and Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association.

Uber responded, saying the decision would "deprive London of a convenient and affordable form of transport".

The final day of Uber's London licence will be September 30. It was also concerned by Uber's use of of Greyball, which is software that can be used to block regulators from gaining full access to its app.

"By trying to ban the app from the capital, the Mayor and Transport for London have caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer choice", it said. However, it can continue to operate while it appeals.

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