Uber has received a big setback in UK. London’s Transport Regulator has rejected the application for renewal of Uber license in the country. This means that Uber will no longer be able to operate in London. In a statement on Friday, Transport for London said that Uber is not fit and eligible to hold private owner operator license.
The statement said, “Transport for London (TfL) has today (Friday 22 September) informed Uber London Limited that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on 30 September.”
There are reports that Uber will appeal for reversing of the decision.
The statement released by TfL also cited several reasons for the termination of Uber’s licence
Some of the mentioned reasons were:
1) Uber’s approach in reporting serious criminal; offences
2) Uber’s approach to how medical certificates are obtained
3) Uber’s approach to how enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check and obtained.
The statement also mentioned that any licensing decision comes with a provision to appeal within 21 days of it being communicated, which leaves Uber with an opportunity to get the decision reversed and save the huge losses the car rental giants can suffer due to the stoppage.