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Uber lodges appeal over London ban

Uber lodges appeal over London ban

The appeal was submitted to Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday in the first stage of a legal process which could take months or years to reach a conclusion.

Uber has appealed the decision to deny it a new operating license in London. The appeal is likely to take place on December 11.

"While we have today filed our appeal so that Londoners can continue using our app, we hope to continue having constructive discussions with Transport for London".

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has accused Uber of not "playing by the rules".

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Transport for London decided not to renew Uber's private hire licence last month, claiming the firm was not "fit and proper" to operate in the city.

Last week, newly-appointed Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi flew to London to meet with TFL.

That came after TfL also shut down newly launched Uber rival Taxify just days after it had arrived in London from Estonia.

In addition, the ride-hailing firm launched an online petition that over got over 850,000 online signatures, before the Uber CEO and TfL boss Mike Brown met to discuss Uber's future.

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In making its decision not to renew Uber's licence, TfL had cited concerns including Uber's approach to reporting criminal offences, how it conducted medical and criminal checks on drivers, and whether software employed to evade regulation was being used in London.

According to Uber, over 3.5 million London customers will be affected by the decision along with 40,000 drivers who will be forced to look for other work. But this week, one MP grilling Uber's United Kingdom policy chief described the company as a "hypocrite", given that it is also appealing against driver rights in a separate legal battle.

I want London to be at the forefront of innovation and new technology...

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