Uber Could Be About To Make Big Concessions To Keep London Licence

Uber Could Be About To Make Big Concessions To Keep London Licence

Tom Elvidge, general manager of Uber in London, told the newspaper his company would like to meet to resolve the situation.

'We'd like to know what we can do, ' says company's London boss.

It is no surprise then that students are amongst the ones that will be affected by TFL's decision to scrap Uber's London licence.

Among the issues cited by TfL are Uber's approach to reporting serious criminal offenses and its use of "greyball" technology, which can be used to block regulators from fully accessing the app.

It has 21 days to appeal TfL's decision and can continue to provide its services in the capital "until the appeals process has been exhausted" - a point Mr Khan reiterated in a response to the change.org petition.

The decision to axe Uber was taken after the ride sharing company was deemed "not fit or proper", and also over "safety concerns".

Uber is London's biggest and increasingly most popular taxi operator with more than 3 million customers and 40,000 drivers now facing an uncertain future.

Uber said it plans to appeal and accused London's regulator of caving in to special interests "who want to restrict consumer choice".

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The petition read: "If this decision stands, it will put more than 40,000 licensed drivers out of work and deprive millions of Londoners of a convenient and affordable form of transport".

Uber now faces a showdown with London's Mayor Sadiq Khan, who this month said he wouldn't let his teenage daughters use cabs like Uber on their own over fears for their safety. "Please work with us to make things right". Be that as it may, it can keep on operating in the city during the appeal procedure in Britain's courts.

Based in San Francisco, Uber has always been criticised for its business practices, including the background checks it implements on potential drivers and for allegedly exploiting drivers once they have been hired. Uber's London permit will now lapse on September 30.

Uber will be fighting for its future on two fronts this week, as the ride-hailing service attempts to reverse the revocation of its London licence while appealing against a landmark ruling on the way it engages its drivers.

"They have a lot more scrutiny on them now", said Reed Galen, a political consultant who worked with Uber on a campaign in Austin.

"Since it first came on to our streets Uber has broken the law, exploited its drivers and refused to take responsibility for the safety of passengers".

Fred Jones responded by saying Uber had revolutionised the taxi market in London and the rest of the United Kingdom, actually improving safety for passengers and drivers - not harming it.

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