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Uber London Ltd, "not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence."

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TfL has notified Uber London Ltd that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence, putting it's future as a taxi-hailing app for Londoners in doubt. 

Leading taxi-hailing app Uber faces an uncertain looking future in the UK capital as TfL today (22nd September 17) informed Uber London Ltd that it will not be issued with aUber London Ltd licensing private hire operator licence after it's current licence ends on the 30th September. 

The statement issued and then published on the TfL twitter account, said that the shared economy business, trading in the capital as Uber London Ltd, is "not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence." 

According to the released TfL statement, Uber London Ltd have 21 days to appeal. 

Apart from the obvious headline this creates, consideration and thought must be given to the large number of Londoners who use Uber to travel around the Capital and of course the thousands of licenced drivers who use Uber for employment purposes.

If you are interested in reading themed articles on the Gig Economy / Shared Economy - you may want to read this article from Matthew de la Hey, co-founder and CEO of inploi, on Gig economy workers in the Taylor Review: flexibility meets exploitation

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Published on: 22nd September 2017

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