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Uber in final month of extended London licence

Uber in London is facing its last four weeks of trading in the capital unless Transport for London renews its license by the end of September.

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan is facing calls to ensure the licence of car hailing app is not renewed, following the London Assembly’s unanimous call on 6th July 2017.

In May 2017, TfL renewed Uber’s licence for an extra four months whilst it considers the future of the company in London. However, trade bodies are concerned about how the service operates and are calling for its working practices to be dramatically changed if it is to continue trading.

A spokesperson from the LPHCA which supports the call, commented; “Modernisation of transport services is, we accept, a necessary progressive step but it should not risk public safety or the reputation of the wider licensed private hire trade.
In adding our support to the London Assembly motion, the Licensed Private Hire Car Association calls for Transport for London not to renew Uber’s private hire operator licence on 30th September 2017. “

If Uber is granted a five year licence, Transport for London will make almost £2 million following new Private Hire renewal fee’s.