Uber licence suspended in Sheffield

08 December, 2017, 12:20 | Author: Regina Silva

Uber can still reportedly operate taxis in Sheffield until December 18 and have submitted a new application for a licence.

Uber said if it can not resolve the issue by the Dec 18 deadline, it will appeal the decision to keep operating in the city. The reason why Uber's license was suspended is because of a dispute surrounding the company failing to change the name on the license from that of the former United Kingdom boss Jo Bertram.

A bigger worry comes to a head next week when the company goes to court in London to defend its right to operate in the capital, its most important European market. "The legislation does not allow for the transfer of an operator's licence".

Sheffield City Council has suspended Uber's licence to operate in the city from 18 December after the company failed to respond to requests for information about its management.

Uber said it informed the council on Oct 5 that the named individual on its licence needed to be changed as that person was leaving the company, but that the council said it couldn't change the name and would need to apply for a new license. "We submitted an application for a new licence on October 16".

"We hope this administrative error can be quickly resolved".

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Uber plans to appeal the decision if it can not be resolved by 18 December, they added.

This is yet another blow to Uber as it struggles to properly deal with authorities.

The American tech company is now fighting a ban in London, where it lost is licence in September.

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