Uber files appeal against London license loss

TechCrunch | 10/13/2017 | Natasha Lomas
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Uber has today filed notification of its intention to appeal the London transport regulator’s decision to withdraw its license to operate in the market.

“While we have today filed our appeal so that Londoners can continue using our app, we hope to continue having constructive discussions with Transport for London,” an Uber spokesman told us. “As our new CEO has said, we are determined to make things right.”

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Despite being judged unfit to operate and having licensing withdrawn by the local regulator, Uber can continue to operate in London during the appeals process.

Its spokesman added that details of Uber’s arguments against the decision will not be released until nearer the time of the appeal being heard.

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Reuters is reporting that a hearing is likely to take place on December 11, citing a spokesman at Britain’s Judicial Office.

A spokesperson for Westminster Magistrates’ Court did not confirm this date but told us: “The court are aware of Uber’s appeal against TFL. The parties will be made aware of the [appeals hearing] date formally.”

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Late last month Transport for London sent shock waves through Uber after announcing it would not be renewing the company’s private hire vehicle license to operate in its most important European market — where it claims to have some 3.5 million and around 40,000 drivers.

TfL said Uber had demonstrated “a lack of corporate responsibility...
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