Uber keeps London licence

Uber’s won its court case against Transport for London over its right to operate in the Capital.

They overturned the decision by TfL that they were not fit and proper because of safety concerns.

Deputy senior district judge Tan Ikram said that “despite its previous failings”, the firm was now “fit and proper” to hold a licence. It now has an 18-month licence to operate.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is quoted by City AM saying that the situation will continue to be monitored.

“Public safety is paramount, so TfL was absolutely right not to renew Uber’s licence last November after identifying failures that directly put passengers in danger,” it quotes him as saying.

“I am pleased that Uber have admitted that their response to very real concerns about passenger safety was inadequate, and since then Uber has made improvements.

“I can assure Londoners that TfL will continue to closely monitor Uber and will not hesitate to take swift action should they fail to meet the strict standards required to protect passengers.”

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