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Uber will not be issued with a new operating licence in London

Uber will not be issued with an operating licence after its current deal expires on September 30
Gareth McKeown

UBER will not be issued with an operating licence after its current deal expires on September 30, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

TfL concluded that the minicab app is "not fit and proper" to operate in the capital due to concerns which have "public safety and security implications".

These include its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and how it carries out background checks on its drivers.

Uber was given just a four-month temporary licence in May.

Speaking about the decision not to grant Uber the licence Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said it was an issue of safety.

"All companies in London must play by the rules and adhere to the high standards we expect - particularly when it comes to the safety of customers. Providing an innovative service must not be at the expense of customer safety and security."

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