In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London’s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city.
In a statement, TfL said it has concluded that Uber is “not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence”.
“TfL’s regulation of London’s taxi and private hire trades is designed to ensure passenger safety. Private hire operators must meet rigorous regulations, and demonstrate to TfL that they do so, in order to operate. TfL must also be satisfied that an operator is fit and proper to hold a licence,” it said.
TfL notes that the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 includes provision to appeal a licensing decision within 21 days of it being issued, and confirmed that Uber can continue to operate until any appeal processes have been exhausted.
- Final day of Uber’s licence will be on September 30.
- Uber has right to appeal the decision within 21 days.
- Globally, Uber has endured a tumultuous few months.