Ride hailing app Uber has been deemed as “not fit and proper” to continue operating in London.
Transport for London issued the ruling, saying that Uber will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after the expiry of its current permit on September 30.
The capital’s transport regulator highlighted four issues of concern, saying: “TfL considered that Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number lof issues which have potential public safety and security implications.”
Uber pledged to lodge an appeal to keep its licence, describing he decision as showing the world that “far from being open, London is closed to innovative companies”.
An estimated 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers use the Uber app in London.
Uber operates in more than 600 locations worldwide, including more than 40 towns and cities in the UK.