Uber Lost Its London License, Londoners Freak Out

London's Transportation Regulator Won't Renew Uber's License to Operate

TfL rejected Uber's application for licence renewal on the basis that the company's approach and conduct demonstrated a "lack of corporate responsibility" which could have potential public safety and security implications.

But Tom Elvidge, general manager of Uber in London, said: "If this decision stands, it will put more than 40,000 licensed drivers out of work and deprive Londoners of a convenient and affordable form of transport".

In one of the fastest growing petitions with a record number of people signing Uber's petition against Transport for London's decision to strip the firm of their licence, Uber has received more than half a million signatures in just over 24 hours.

Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba, reporting from London, said that at first glance, TfL's decision looks like bad news for both the company and for those 3.5 million people in London who use Uber.

"Any operator of private hire services in London needs to play by the rules".

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The American company has three weeks to appeal, and until the case is resolved, it can continue operating.

The Sun newspaper reported a year ago that 32 sexual assault claims were made against Uber drivers in 2015/16, more than a fifth of all claims against taxi drivers filed to British police forces.

The agency said the factors it considered included Uber's "approach to reporting serious criminal offenses" and its use of software created to evade the authorities.

The letter - signed by Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative MPs - claimed the firm was an "unfit and improper operator" after police accused it of failing to report sex attacks on passengers by drivers.

Save Your Uber in London was set up by the ride-sharing firm on the Change.org website and it's remarkably the fastest growing petition in the United Kingdom all year.

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In June a Bradford Uber driver was arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault in York. Regulator Transport for London (TfL) said it would let Uber operate until the appeals process is exhausted, which could take months.

"Before the arrival of Uber, Britain's taxi market was flabby and sclerotic", the major British newspaper said.

The renewal for Uber's license to operate in London won't be possible this year because it has been discovered that its practices endanger public safety and security according to the statement released this Friday by local regulator Transport for London. Sadiq Khan has also shown his support for the ruling.

"I think what's happening with Uber is really not very justified in London", Ross said.

Uber enables users to book cars using their smartphones and is available in more than 40 towns and cities across the UK.

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"As soon as we were made aware we immediately stopped this licensed private hire driver from being able to use our app".

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