2 JULY 2018


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Article from BTNews 2 JULY 2018

London reprieve for Uber

A temporary licence for a probation period of 15 months to operate in London has been granted to ridesharing and taxi company Uber after the company won a court appeal against a Transport for London (TfL) ban.

TfL acted after a court ruling in September that Uber had failed to report serious criminal offences and carry out background checks on drivers. Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi responded by saying he would “make things right”.

TfL refused to renew the licence when it expired in September, saying the taxi app was not a "fit and proper" operator. Uber, which had been seeking a five-year renewal, appealed and has now been awarded the temporary licence.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said: “I believe everyone must play by the same rules, no matter how big or powerful they are. Uber has been put on probation – their 15-month licence has a clear set of conditions that TfL will thoroughly monitor and enforce.”

TfL said it was considering the court’s decision and that the conditions would let it take action if Uber failed to meet standards.



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