Uber loses operating license in London


Ride-hailing giant Uber may lose its operating license in over safety and security concerns.

London’s transport authority has refused to renew the e-taxi organisations operating licence.

“Transport for London (TfL) has concluded that it will not grant Uber London Limited (Uber) a new private hire operator’s licence in response to its latest application,” it said in a statement.

The American giant, which has 3.5 million customers and 50,000 drivers in London, described the move as “wrong” and added that it will appeal.

The TfL rejection is the latest set-back to the firm’s London operation, which has suffered previous licence suspensions in addition to protests from traditional black cab drivers.

In September, Uber was granted a two-month extension to its licence following the expiry of a previous 15-month agreement. The extension was conditional on passenger safety improvements.

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