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Uber Loses Operating License In London by celebsnestblog: 11:53am On Sep 22, 2017
London says it won’t renew Uber’s license

Uber’s application for a new licence to operate in London has been rejected on the basis that the company is not a “fit and proper” operator.

The ride hailing app will no longer be able to offer services in their current form within the M25, despite the firm claiming 3.5 million Londoners regularly use its app.

Transport for London (TfL) announced its decision on Friday via its Twitter page


The authority wrote;

“TfL has concluded that Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence.”

The current licence expires on 30 September but Uber has 21 days to appeal and can continue to operate until that process expires.

Transport for London said that it had rejected the US cab hailing app’s application to renew its licence because “Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility” in relation to reporting serious criminal offences, obtaining medical certificates and other issues.

As many as 40,000 Uber drivers will potentially now be forced off the city’s streets. 

Uber is the subject of fierce opposition from the GMB trade union and the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said in a statement:

"I fully support TfL's decision - it would be wrong if TfL continued to license Uber if there is any way that this could pose a threat to Londoners' safety and security."

See more at >> https://www.celebsnest.com.ng/uber-loses-operating-license-london/

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by celebsnestblog: 11:55am On Sep 22, 2017
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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by veekid(m): 12:00pm On Sep 22, 2017
That's bad one
Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by Jh0wsef(m): 12:01pm On Sep 22, 2017
uber don dey turn threat, LOL

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by Nobody: 12:01pm On Sep 22, 2017
Why naw, is it because buhari is in London

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by PROPHETmichael: 12:03pm On Sep 22, 2017
It's all politics well played by London's expensive black taxi in collaboration with the government.

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by WeShallSee: 12:03pm On Sep 22, 2017
okay. that is a country that works

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by Kobicove(m): 12:03pm On Sep 22, 2017
The curtains are about to come down for Uber in London
Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by Afam4eva(m): 12:03pm On Sep 22, 2017
The regular Taxi drivers have won. They've been figting Uber all over the world.

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by sainty2k3(m): 12:05pm On Sep 22, 2017
Not 'fit and proper' in London, king of transportation in Nigeria.
Why we like UK used things for Naija Na... smiley smiley

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by JaffyJoe(m): 12:06pm On Sep 22, 2017
Reasonable, at least until the uber team places client's safety first. Many of these so called drivers are deficient in the knowledge and application of corporate ethics.

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by free2ryhme: 12:07pm On Sep 22, 2017
celebsnestblog:
London says it won’t renew Uber’s license

Uber’s application for a new licence to operate in London has been rejected on the basis that the company is not a “fit and proper” operator.

The ride hailing app will no longer be able to offer services in their current form within the M25, despite the firm claiming 3.5 million Londoners regularly use its app.

Transport for London (TfL) announced its decision on Friday via its Twitter page


The authority wrote;

“TfL has concluded that Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence.”

The current licence expires on 30 September but Uber has 21 days to appeal and can continue to operate until that process expires.

Transport for London said that it had rejected the US cab hailing app’s application to renew its licence because “Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility” in relation to reporting serious criminal offences, obtaining medical certificates and other issues.

As many as 40,000 Uber drivers will potentially now be forced off the city’s streets. 

Uber is the subject of fierce opposition from the GMB trade union and the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said in a statement:

"I fully support TfL's decision - it would be wrong if TfL continued to license Uber if there is any way that this could pose a threat to Londoners' safety and security."

See more at >> https://www.celebsnest.com.ng/uber-loses-operating-license-london/

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problem 1

beginning of shutdown
Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by free2ryhme: 12:08pm On Sep 22, 2017
Uber is an easy access for terrorist

an underline reason for non renewal

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by PapaBrowne(m): 12:11pm On Sep 22, 2017
An attempt to stifle innovation always backfires.

I hope Uber pulls through. The have made life easier and cheaper for commuters around the globe.

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by handsomeyinka(m): 12:12pm On Sep 22, 2017
BABA ALI, BABA KAMORU, BABA SEGUN, BABA TOPE, BABA AYOBAMI, BABA ISHOLA , BABA DOTUN AND ALL AFONJA ASSOCIATION OF CAB DRIVERS IN LONDON HAS TEAMED UP TO RUIN UBER'S CAREER IN LONDON............

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by debbie(f): 12:12pm On Sep 22, 2017
Taxify
Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by mhaki(m): 12:13pm On Sep 22, 2017
Black Cab Union at work!!!

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by RichDad1(m): 12:15pm On Sep 22, 2017
Useless exploiters.
If only there's a proper labour laws in Nigeria, majority of things I heard from their drivers would have earned them a ban in Nigeria too.

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by claremont(m): 12:15pm On Sep 22, 2017
It has been appealed, and status quo will be maintained for however long the appeal takes. The fact is the London black cab drivers have never liked Uber because it provides a cost-effective and easier option. They intensively lobbied to make sure TFL denies Uber the licence. The real losers are the consumers who will now be subject to the extortionate prices of the London black cab drivers.

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by HottestFire: 12:16pm On Sep 22, 2017

Not a good thing for Uber..


Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by GenBuhari(m): 12:18pm On Sep 22, 2017
ok
Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by Nobody: 12:23pm On Sep 22, 2017
HottestFire:

Not a good thing for Uber..


Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by Nobody: 12:25pm On Sep 22, 2017
Not just in London. Uber seems to be drawing the ire of local taxi unions the world over. Even here in Lagos(Saturday Telegraph once did a piece on that). The other day,I got to find out that Bill de Blasio is not such a big fan of Uber because the local taxi drivers in NY form the bulwark of his political support base. C'mon,what happened to good old "competition",guys?

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by SLIDEwaxie(m): 12:26pm On Sep 22, 2017
missbeckykisses:
Why naw, is it because buhari is in London
if you don't say that name in a day, your life and effort will be useless that day.
Your fulfilment only comes in mentioning the name...

So, stay fulfilled..

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by 0m0nnakoda: 12:27pm On Sep 22, 2017
It does not say UK but "LONDON" . Each city has the right to make its own rules. Uber has plenty of financial clout and I see this going to court. If this was pre Brexit it would ultimately have been decided in Brussels.
When you "employ" so many independent operators you will always be vulnerable to this kind of politics but ultimately money talks. Expect Uber to back Khan's opponent at the next election after humbly "putting in place measures to address public concerns".
They have the money to rent or inspire internet noise denouncing the government and we must not forget. They are very useful to many people.
The Black Cabs are unhappy because their rules are different.They have to pass an exam called the KNOWLEDGE. I AM NOT EXAGGERATING when I tell you that exam is HARD. Just Google or check YOU TUBE for the KNOWLEDGE OF LONDON. It takes an average of 3 years to pass
While Uber drivers just use Apps and the rules remain the same for Black Cabs. There are dozens of MINICAB companies that have the same issues as Uber but none as big and therefore none a threat to the Black Cab. . This is a war between the Black Cab and Modernisation . Change is the only constant in life

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Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by iukpe: 12:53pm On Sep 22, 2017
In Nigeria without transport operator regulation we will not know when ever they fall out of line. They are probably better than anything else we have.
We must have signed in Uber license because they are operating in London.
Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by MissKerebete(m): 12:54pm On Sep 22, 2017
If care is not taken. They might lose their licence here too in Lagos. The competition is not fair at all. Uber fare is too ridiculous
Re: Uber Loses Operating License In London by nwaire: 1:09pm On Sep 22, 2017
uber drivers oya food is ready grin grin grin

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