London regulator will defend decision not to renew Uber’s license in court

Posted by Times News on Thursday, 12th October 2017

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Thursday that the city’s transport regulator will defend its decision in court not to renew Uber’s license to operate in the British capital.

Uber has until Friday to submit its appeal and can continue to operate until the appeal process has been exhausted, which could take several months. “The courts now will consider the appeal from Uber and of course TfL (Transport for London) will defend the decision they made,” Khan said during a monthly question time session.

The Mayor has insisted he wants the capital to be “a centre for disruptive technology and innovation”, Sadiq Khan told media that the move to withhold the ride-hailing app’s licence - which will be appealed - was a matter for Uber and the regulator to address, but said he wanted innovative businesses to thrive in the capital.

“I want good businesses who play by the rules to come to London and stay in London,” he said. “The rules are there for everyone, whether you’re a big private hire vehicle operator or small one, whether you have an army of PR experts and lawyers or you don’t.” Mayor added.

Editor: Jian Ping Sun

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