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Uber’s London License: Mayor Responds To Petition ‘Save Your Uber In London’

Unic Press UK: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has issued a statement in response to a petition ‘Save Your Uber in London’. The Mayor said:

“TfL has concluded that Uber’s conduct is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence. TfL considers that Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues that have potential public safety and security implications. These include Uber’s approach to reporting serious criminal offences, ‎its approach to how medical certificates are obtained and its approach to how Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks are obtained. Uber’s current licence does not expire until the end of September so the service will continue until then. The company can also continue to operate until the appeals process has been exhausted.” (Sadiq Khan: 23rd September 2017)

The petition started on 22nd September seeking to ‘save’ Uber in London is currently running on Change.org; and it garnered over 754,000 signatures/supporters as of 1:15 p m. today, the 25th September 2017. Excerpts from the petitioner’s statement reads:

“By wanting to ban our app from the capital, Transport for London and their chairman the Mayor have given in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer choice. 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. This decision is affecting the real lives of a huge number of honest and hard-working drivers in London.”

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