TfL declines to grant Uber London new operator's licence

25 November, 2019

Transport for London (TfL) resolved (25-Nov-2019) to not grant Uber London Limited a new private hire operator's licence in response to its latest application. TfL stated it has identified a "pattern of failures" by the company including "several breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk". TfL director of licensing, regulation and charging Helen Chapman stated: "Safety is our absolute top priority. While we recognise Uber has made improvements, it is unacceptable that Uber has allowed passengers to get into minicabs with drivers who are potentially unlicensed and uninsured. It is clearly concerning that these issues arose, but it is also concerning that we cannot be confident that similar issues won't happen again in future". Uber now has 21 days to appeal, during which it can continue to operate pending an appeal and throughout a potential appeals process. [more - original PR]