Uber's licence suspended in British city of Sheffield

Mae Love
December 7, 2017

Uber has had its licence to operate in Sheffield suspended.

Uber will be allowed to operate until December 18th, and further will be allowed to continue if it appeals the suspension (which, let's face it, it will).

"If it decides against an appeal the suspension will come into force", the council said. Bertram left Uber in October.

"We received a new application, for a licence to operate taxis in Sheffield, from Uber Britannia Limited, on October 18, 2017 which we are now processing".

Transport for London (TfL) announced its decision on Friday with a strong statement, saying: "TfL has concluded that Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence".

Uber claims it was unaware of the request from the Sheffield City Council because the council sent the information to the wrong address.

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An Uber spokesperson told the Sheffield Star "We informed Sheffield Council on October 5 that we would need to change the name on our licence as the named individual would soon be leaving the company". A series of admin errors followed, as it seeks approval for its new licence application. "We hope this administrative error can be quickly resolved so we can continue serving tens of thousands of riders and drivers in Sheffield".

This is yet another blow to Uber as it struggles to properly deal with authorities.

Uber is now appealing a license suspension in London due to regulatory concerns about the company's business practices.

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