As of yesterday, Uber lost their right to operate in London and will not be issued a new private hire licence according to Transport for London (TFL). Uber’s current licence is due to run out on the 30 September, so therefore they have 21 days to appeal TFL’s decision and can still operate within London until the 30th. Over 400,000 people have already signed a petition to help save the firm as it is more affordable than the classic black London cabs. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has announced his full support towards TFL’s decision, as it would be “wrong” to continue Uber’s licence as it could be a threat to the Londoners ‘safety and security’ after many cases of unreported abuse from Uber drivers. However Uber have responded saying that all Uber drivers have to go through the same safety checks as black cab drivers in London. Uber operate in more than 600 countries around the world, including over 40 cities and towns in the UK. Many people have described the “ban” as a “devastating blow” to the community due to its cheap prices and flexible.
Here at Mark Mardell’s we’re here to help clients get home cheaply and safely. We use our local cabs, ‘All night cars’ to get clients hope safely.