Uber Loses Licence To Operate In London…Deemed Not A “Fit & Proper” Operator

London transport authorities announced Friday they would not renew Uber’s licence to operate in the city when it expires on September 30 for safety reasons, although it has three weeks to appeal. “Transport for London has concluded that Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence,” it said in a statement.

Transport for London said that it had rejected the US ride-hailing company’s application to renew its licence because “Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility” in relation to reporting serious criminal offences, obtaining medical certificates and driver background checks.

The licensing body also said it was concerned by Uber’s use of of Greyball, software that can be used to block regulatory bodies from gaining full access to its app and undertaking regulatory or law enforcement duties.

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