Jun 25, 2018
Uber to begin appeal over London licence denial
A London court will consider later today if Uber is "Fit and proper" to hold an operator licence in the capital. The court will decide whether Uber is fit to hold an operator licence now as opposed to the point when Transport for London decided not to renew the licence last September for reasons it outlined in a 21-page document. Uber has been allowed to carry on operating in London while awaiting to appeal. "I know we got things wrong and that we have more work to do. But I promise Londoners we will keep listening and improving as Uber moves forward in a new direction," Uber's UK general manager, Tom Elvidge, said in May. Justin Bowden, national secretary at GMB, the union for taxi drivers, said: "Uber lost its licence in London because it refused to play by London's rules, particularly on the crucial issue of passenger safety, and it won't get it back until it accepts that an 'Uber's way, or no way' attitude to safety and its drivers will not prevail." In a separate case, in 2016 Uber lost a legal battle over the status of its drivers.
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