Thursday, October 12, 2017

London Regulator TFL, Will Defend Decision Not To Renew Uber's License In Court: Says Mayor Khan.

At the Mayors Question Time debate this morning,  London Mayor Sadiq Khan face a barrage of sarcastic criticism from GLA member Andrew Boff, over TfL's decision not to renew Uber's operating licence in London. The Mayor went on to say, the city's transport regulator -Transport for London- will defend its decision in court not to renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital. 

This comes despite the apology made to TfL by the Uber CEO, when he came to London. Dara Khosrowshahi, who succeeded Uber founder Travis Kalanick as CEO a month ago, wrote in an open letter: “While Uber has revolutionised the way people move in cities around the world, it’s equally true that we’ve got things wrong along the way. On behalf of everyone at Uber globally, I apologise for the mistakes we’ve made.

London mayor Sadiq Khan says he welcomed the apology by CEO of ride-hailing app, but added, Uber deserved to lose its licence – Londoners' safety must come first.

Uber has until Friday to submit its appeal and can continue to operate until the appeal process has been exhausted, which could take several months. "The courts now will consider the appeal from Uber and of course TfL (Transport for London) will defend the decision they made," Khan said during a monthly question time session.


London’s minicab firms threaten TfL with legal action, over PHV licence fee cost increase

Minicab firms are threatening legal action against Transport for London after it increased the cost of being licenced in the capital.
The industry group representing more than 200 operaters in London has said it will launch legal action against the regulator, warning that the steep rise in costs would put some of them out of business
London mayor Sadiq Khan defended the decision to increase the fees, telling London Assembly members today that he had to cover the cost of compliance and enforcement. "I'm reassured their [TfL's] proposals are good ones," he said when quized on the matter at Mayor's question time.

1 comment:

Dr Michael S. Galvin Head of Regulatory and Industry Affairs, Addison Lee Limited said...

‘Addison Lee is supportive of TfL’s move to implement new regulations and to increase the number of enforcement officers in London to make Taxis and private Hire service in London as safe as possible. We recognise that these measures need to be paid for and are grateful that TfL has listened to our consultation response and developed an equitable framework for the charges necessary to cover the enforcement work they will undertake’.