Uber appeals loss of license in London

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Khosrowshahi and Brown met up earlier this month to discuss revoking the decision, and renewing Uber's license.

Last month, 22 September, Transport for London (TfL) said in a ruling that Uber is "not fit and proper" to be allowed to have their licence renewed.

It filed documents at the Westminster Magistrate's Court.

TfL "noted" the appeal but said it would not be commenting before the hearings, which are expected to start in December. He didn't go into specifics, but TfL said it banned Uber because of the company's alleged use of its secret "Greyball" software to avoid regulators, and its approach to reporting crime.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has since indicated that the transport authority is willing to re-consider if safety concerns are addressed. Khosrowshahi apologized for "the mistakes" the company had made.

After talks with TFL, Uber released a statement saying that it was a "constructive meeting" and that there would be further discussions in the coming weeks. The company launched a campaign to win over its London customers.

It launched a "Save Your Uber" petition, prominently visible to anyone using the Uber app in the British capital, which has now racked up more than 850,000 supporters.

The move comes as no surprise to anyone - Uber has 3.5 million punters registered in the United Kingdom capital, and it will desperately want to hang on to that custom - but what it means for users and drivers is that Uber carries on in London as normal for now.

Its expansion has been blighted by regulatory and legal complications worldwide, including wrangles over the employment rights of its drivers in the UK. If you don't, don't be surprised if TfL take action against you.

Uber's United Kingdom policy chief Andrew Byrne responded: "I don't know, I think we are conscious of the fact that 40,000 people who do use Uber to make money in London. Hopefully we can see a path forward with TfL".

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