Today, the Transportation for London (TfL) released a press release announcing that it will not renew Uber London Limited’s private hire operator license once it expires on September 30 2017, citing “safety and security” concerns.
The press release states:
TfL has concluded that Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence.
TfL considers that Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications. These include:
- Its approach to reporting serious criminal offences.
- Its approach to how medical certificates are obtained.
- Its approach to how Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks are obtained.
- Its approach to explaining the use of Greyball in London – software that could be used to block regulatory bodies from gaining full access to the app and prevent officials from undertaking regulatory or law enforcement duties.
Uber London Limited is currently appealing the decision.
To read more, go to Transportation for London.