Uber appeals decision to cancel its London license

Oct 14, 2017, 00:28
Uber appeals decision to cancel its London license

London is an extremely important market for Uber.

London's transport authorities decided last month not to renew Uber's operating license, citing a lack of corporate responsibility and concerns about public safety.

Although Uber London Limited's licence expired on September 30, the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 grants the firm up to 21 days after communication to file an intent to appeal, which it did today.

Uber has today launched an appeal against the decision of Transport for London (TfL) not to renew its private hire licence in the capital, a decision that was widely expected. Meanwhile, it is in cosy chats with TfL to see if the situation can be easily resolved. In his open letter Khosrowshahi vowed to make things right with for Uber, so that it can still drive through the streets of London.

Uber lodged an appeal with a British court after the ride-hailing app lost its operating license in London, the company said on Friday. Uber waited until the deadline day to file the appeal.

An administrative officer for Westminster Magistrates' Court told The Register: "The court are aware of Uber's appeal against TfL".

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said TFL will defend its decision. He didn't go into specifics, but TfL said it banned Uber because of the company's alleged use of its secret "Greyball" software to avoid regulators, and its approach to reporting crime.

New global Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi met TfL Commissioner Mike Brown for talks earlier this month, which both sides said were "constructive" as the US$70 billion [AU$89 billion] firm tries to fix its relationship with the regulator.

The app enables users to book cars using their smartphones and is available in more than 40 towns and cities across the UK.

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