Uber's licence has been suspended in Sheffield

Uber's licence has been suspended in Sheffield.

Sheffield City Council stripped the taxi-hailing app of its licence on November 29 after it failed to respond to requests about the management of Uber.

Uber is legally allowed to continue operating until December 18. If it chooses to appeal the decision then it can continue until the appeal is heard.

Uber did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

A Sheffield City Council spokesperson said:

"Uber's licence was suspended last Friday (29 November) after the current licence holder failed to respond to requests, made by our licensing team, about the management of Uber.

"It is legally allowed to operate up to December 18 and if it chooses to appeal this suspension it can continue to operate until the appeal is heard. If it decides against an appeal the suspension will come into force.

"We received a new application, for a licence to operate taxis in Sheffield, from Uber Britannia Limited, on October 18 2017 which we are currently processing.

"Any new application is dealt with by the Licensing department who will decide if those applying for the licence meet the criteria. It will only be referred to the licensing sub-committee if a decision by the committee is required."


18 Published By - Business Insider - 2017.12.07. 18:15
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