By Matthew Roscoe • 28 September 2020 • 11:47
A successful legal fight was fought by Uber and their victory means they can continue to operate in London. Do you agree with the decision?
MAGISTRATES have found Uber to be “fit and proper” and have allowed them to continue operating in London after the Transport for London (TfL) refused to renew Uber’s operating licence on Monday.
TfL refused to renew the licence due to safety concerns and this is not the first time this has happened.
This latest hearing follows a four-day hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court earlier this month with issues between Uber and TfL going back as far as 2017.
In November 2019, TfL rejected an application by Uber for a new licence for London due to “several breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk”.
It was reported at the time that TfL had problems with a change to Uber’s systems which allowed unauthorised people to upload their photographs to legitimate driver accounts.
This change to Uber’s system was deemed unsafe because it could enable unauthorised drivers to pick up passengers.
Uber is a huge company and this decision in London will help there standing in cities across the world.
TfL’s decision not to renew Uber’s licence back in September 2017, lead to a judge granting a short-term licence by a judge in 2018.
The decision made today by Deputy chief magistrate Tan Ikram will come as a welcomed relief for Uber, although they were granted permission to continue operating in London during the appeal process.
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