As said by a TFL spokesperson, “Despite addressing some of these issues, TFL does not have confidence that similar issues will not reoccur in the future, which has led it to conclude that the company is not fit and proper at this time.”
Uber could be prohibited from London. The city’s ride-hailing controller, Transport for London (Tfl), has denied the organization another permit since it is “not fit and appropriate” and permitted various uninsured and suspended drivers from working in the city.
One of the significant change in the Uber’s system that was observed is “any driver can upload their pictures in other Uber’s driver accounts without any authorization”. In addition to this, Uber allows their suspended drivers to create a new account on the panel and re-start their services.
London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, additionally upheld the decision of Transport for London today. Sadiq tweeted, “I know this decision may be unpopular with Uber users, but their safety is the paramount concern.”
“Regulations are there to keep Londoners safe, and fully complying with Tfl’s strict standards I necessary if private hire operators want a license to operate in London.”
On the other side, Jamie Heywood, Uber’s regional general manager for Northern & Eastern Europe, said, ”TFL’s decision not to renew Uber’s license in London is extraordinary and wrong.”
Uber already won an appeal in the past regarding the renewal of the license in London to continue their services. Today, the two-month extension provided by TFL expires.