Uber Can Continue to Operate in London, Says UK Court
A court ruling from today in the UK has granted the taxi service app, Uber, to keep its license to operate in London, says the Daily Mail.
After months of fighting, Uber finally resumes work in the British capital.
Uber had put forward a request to renew its right to operate in London back in November 2019, which had been rejected at the time, following issues with customers' safety.
The decision today brought to an end three years of uncertainty for the US-based firm and its 45,000 drivers and app users in the capital city, per the BBC.
'Fit and proper'
Uber was allowed its appeal against Transport for London, after the latter refused to renew its right to operate in 2019 due to safety concerns.
Prior to then, Transport for London had also refused a renewal of the company's licence in 2017, per the Daily Mail.
Deputy chief magistrate Tan Ikram said today that the taxi-hailing service was "fit and proper" to re-start its operations of cabs in the capital. Mr Ikram also stated that 'I do, however, wish to hear from the advocates on conditions and on my determination as to the length of a licence," per the Daily Mail's report.
The whole safety issue that pushed Transport for London to refuse Uber's licence renewal in the first place was because of a change in the company's systems. Unauthorised persons were able to upload photos to legitimate Uber driver accounts, which enabled them to operate as Uber taxis.
Uber is already allowed to operate once again in London, even though the final appeal has yet to be reach a conclusion.
As you can see from Uber's website and app, you can already request its services in the capital.