Uber was sensationally stripped of its licence to work in London by the city’s transport authority today.
Transport for London (TfL) announced the firm – which has between 30,000 and 40,000 drivers – would be barred from working in the city due to ‘its approach to reporting criminal offences’.
Uber said in a statement that the decision would show the world that, far from being open, London is closed to innovative companies‘. The firm’s current licence expires on September 30.
The firm has faced a barrage of criticism in recent years over the safety of customers, working rights for drivers and opposition from black cab drivers.
TfL concluded that the minicab app is ‘not fit and proper’ to operate in the capital due to concerns which have ‘public safety and security implications’.
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