26 November 2019 - Uber stripped of licence to operate in London
Uber stripped of London licence over passenger safety risk
(Sky News, 25/11/2019)
Uber has been stripped of its London operating licence by the regulator over a series of breaches that put passenger safety at risk.
Transport for London (TfL) said it has identified "a pattern of failures" by the ride-hailing app firm which led it to conclude that it "is not fit and proper at this time".
Uber loses licence to operate in London
(BBC News, 25/11/2019)
Uber will not be granted a new licence to operate in London after repeated safety failures, Transport for London (TfL) has said.
The regulator said the taxi app was not "fit and proper" as a licence holder, despite having made a number of positive changes to its operations.
Uber initially lost its licence in 2017 but was granted two extensions, the most recent of which expires on Monday.
Why the London crackdown on Uber had to happen
James Moore (The Independent, 25/11/2019)
Uber’s fleet of cars looks to be heading for the garage again. The ride-hailing app has been told that it has lost its London licence after it was found that more than 14,000 trips were taken with drivers who had faked their identity on its app.
According to Transport for London (TFL), those who had either lost their licences to carry passengers, or who never had them in the first place, were able to pick people up by fraudulently using other drivers’ accounts. They did this through uploading their photos on to the app.
Uber boss hits out after it loses London licence a second time and faces exile from capital
Matthew Field (The Telegraph, 25/11/2019)
Uber has condemned Transport for London’s decision not to renew its licence in the capital, with bosses labelling the verdict “extraordinary and wrong”.
It was the second time in two years that the taxi-hailing company lost its licence due to concerns that it had put “passenger safety and security at risk”.