The Prime Minister used her speech at the world summit today (25 January) to highlight how Uber ‘got things wrong’.
Theresa May criticised the car hailing app by saying it failed to report crimes carried out by its drivers, but the answer is not to shut it down, but to toughen up rules and regulations to raise standards.
Uber was stripped of its licence in London last year but is still operating in the city, which caused a week of protests by black cab drivers. Transport for London labelled Uber as not a ‘fit and proper’ business.
Mrs May warned Uber that their safety and employment practices need to be brought up to scratch.
Uber has promised to clean up its act in an attempt to regain its licence in London.