From the start of October, Uber will be banned from operating in London, after TFL confirmed their licence will not be renewed due to the company’s operational habits. The government body responsible for London’s transport network said it consider’s Uber’s approach to “reporting serious criminal offences, how medical certificates are obtained” and how security checks are obtained to have “security implications” for the public. Transport for London (TFL) also accused Uber of using so-called Greyball software to block regulatory from accessing the taxi-hailing service app to undertake law enforcement duties.
Uber have 21 days to appeal the decision under the Private Hire Vehicles (London) 1998 Act and can still operate as normal until their current licence expires on 31st September. Uber is yet to comment on the decision.
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