TRANSPORT for London informed Uber it “will not be issued with a private hire operator licence” when the licence expires – a major blow to the tech giant.Does that mean the taxi service will no longer operate in the capital, why is it so controversial, where else has it been banned and how can you add your name to a petition to save it?On 22 September 2017 TfL, which regulates transport in the capital, announced that it would not renew Uber’s operating licence.This means that, as of September 30, Uber will no longer be licensed, but it can continue to operate until all appeals are exhausted.UberEats, the company’s food delivery service, is not affected.TfL said Uber was “not fit and proper” to operate in London.The move will affect more than 40,000 Uber drivers and 3.5million customers.In London, the firm has faced criticism from unions, lawmakers and traditional black cab drivers over working conditions.Opponents also claim it causes gridlocked roads and does not do enough to regulate its drivers.Uber enables users to book cars using their smartphones, and is available in cities across the UK.Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “I want London to be at the forefront of innovation and… Read full this story
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