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Uber May Lose London Operating License

25 September, 2017, 22:17 | Author: Jeff Stephens
  • With 40,000 jobs on the line Uber CEO vows to make things right

But they need to weigh these rudiments up with benefits like Uber's which offers low-priced convenience to customers who can use an app to order a cab. The white cars indicate where Uber's are in the borough.

The city's transportation agency said last week it would not renew Uber's license when it expires September 30, citing a lack of corporate responsibility and concern for public security. Regulators in London cited a general "lack of corporate responsibility", for rejecting Uber's application to continue operation in the city.

The new CEO of Uber says he's sorry for "mistakes" the company has made-mistakes that could lead to the company losing its license to operate in London.

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With Uber's deadline for getting out of London just a few days away, we'll see whether Khosrowshahi can persuade the Transport for London officials to allow it to stay and operate on more friendly terms.

Uber has come under fire repeatedly for the way in which it handles allegations of criminal offences - including sexual assault - by its drivers against passengers.

"Taxi law is set at a national level and current legislation does not prevent vehicles licensed in one area from operating in another".

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"Uber's business model is good for London, but it has been let down by poor governance".

Though it may be a massive generalisation Uber seems the preserve of tech-savvy millennials, and it follows they'll be the hardest hit by the decision. According to BuzzFeed, 40,000 people drive for Uber in London and 3.5 million residents use the ride-sharing platform.

Meanwhile the move has sparked concern over the plight of Uber's London drivers, many of whom have auto finance deals in place with third-party companies. Uber has also come under federal scrutiny over two types of software that helped drivers evade regulators and track drivers working for rival Lyft. He doubts Uber will be able to demonstrate that it has changed its ways because Kalanick remains on the board and has a large ownership stake. "What TfL is against is companies not playing by the rules so customers, members of staff and others should be angry at Uber for not playing by the rules, rather than TfL who are doing their job by making sure companies are playing by the rules".

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Krisher reported from Detroit.

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