TfL statement released on Uber’s application for renewal of their operating licence in London.
I am writing to inform you that Transport for London (TfL) has today made a decision to issue Uber London Limited (ULL) with a two-month private hire operator licence. A short-term licence has been granted to allow TfL to continue to consider some issues and for ULL to supply further information in support of a future licence application.
The new two-month licence will have the same conditions as ULL has been subject to over the last 15 months, along with new conditions to ensure passenger safety. These new conditions cover ridesharing, appropriate insurance and driver document checks by ULL.
ULL can apply for a further licence during this two-month period which we would consider, taking into account all relevant matters. If we receive another licence application within this time, we will be sure to let you know once we reach a decision.
Please feel free to pass this on to any other relevant officials within your licensing authority.
Graham Robinson (General Manager – Taxi and Private Hire)
Regulatory defence barrister specialising in taxi and private hire licensing law, appeals and defence.
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