Uber losing battle in London after regulator revokes license

Posted September 27, 2017

"Even if there is a legal process underway, I have asked the Transport authority for London (TfL) to make themselves available for the meet", added the mayor, who chairs TfL. "On behalf of everyone at Uber globally, I apologise for the mistakes we've made", said Khosrowshahi, the ex-head of Expedia that was brought in last month to replace Uber founder Travis Kalanick as CEO after a series of PR disasters.

Uber's 40,000 drivers, one third of the city's overall number of private hire automobiles, will continue to take guests until an appeals procedure is exhausted, which is most likely to take a number of months.

If its ban is upheld, Uber will have to show that it is changing in order to get back into the lucrative London market, said Jan Dawson, chief analysts for Jackdaw Research in California.

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi himself apologized and states that the company is open to change.

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Transportation officials said last week they would not renew Uber's license to operate in London beyond September 30, over safety concerns with multiple facets of the company's operation.

The company said that Uber failed on several safety issues, insufficient driver checks when hiring drivers and refusing to report criminal offenses that were considered serious.

Transport for London (TfL) announced last Friday that Uber would not be issued with a private hire operator's licence once its current licence is up on 30 September.

Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan was quick to endorse the decision of an agency he supervises.

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It is worth noting that in other major United Kingdom cities such as Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester Uber continues to function without an issue. Uber also faced a temporary ban in Italy that was reversed by courts in May.

"This was one of the unusual things around the TfL notice yesterday is they are the ones who do all of the checks and license the drivers". It issued a statement to its users, starting an online petition to reverse the decision that had 375,000 signatures late Friday. A year ago a United Kingdom employment tribunal ruled Uber drivers were "employees", and called the firm's self-employment mantra "twisted language".

A letter from the PMs to TfL claimed Uber allowed rape and sexual assault cases to develop and accused the company of paying its drivers as little as two pounds an hour.

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Uber has always been a target of complaints from taxi drivers and companies. It also objected to Uber's handling of driver background checks and said Uber had not adequately explained whether it used software called "Greyball" to mislead British regulators the way the company had misled some Americans. "All companies in London must play by the rules and adhere to the high standards we expect - particularly when it comes to the safety of customers".