Uber appeals loss of license in London

Uber appeals loss of license in London

Uber appeals loss of license in London

The business this morning filed its intent to appeal the decision with Westminster Magistrates' Court, which will temporarily extend its operations in the United Kingdom capital, an Uber spokeswoman told The Register.

Last month, regulators Transport for London (TLF) failed to renew Uber's license and gave the US firm until October 13 to appeal.

Uber is appealing Transport for London's decision to deny it a new private hire licence for operating in the capital.

The ride hailing app filed documents at Westminster Magistrates' Court opposing the ruling. During a City Hall question session, London mayor Sadiq Khan said it "will take its course".

"TfL considers Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications", it said in a statement. "As our new CEO has said, we are determined to make things right", the company's spokesman said.

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The Financial Times reports that an Uber representative stated the appeal had been submitted while "constructive discussions" with TfL continue.

A hearing on the appeal will likely take place on Dec.11, officials said.

Khosrowshahi also published an open letter in London newspaper The Evening Standard apologising for his company's prior misdemeanours. The pair met on October 3, a fortnight after Uber lost its licence, and both sides described the talks as "constructive", but gave no further detail. The company claims to have 40,000 drivers in the United Kingdom capital.

London is an extremely important market for Uber.

An online petition calling for the ban to be reversed has been signed by more than 850,000 people.

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