London’s transport regulator stripped Uber of its permit to work from the finish of the month, influencing more than 40,000 drivers in an enormous hit to the taxi application on Friday.
The last day of Uber’s permit will be on Sep. 30.
“Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications,” Transport for London (TfL) said.
Uber immediately reported plans to appeal. Uber said in an announcement that the company will have the capacity to work in October while any appeal is being considered.
“Transport for London and the Mayor have caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer choice,” Uber said in a statement. “We intend to immediately challenge this in the courts.”
The city’s choice does not influence food delivery service UberEats in London.
In London, Uber has confronted feedback from unions, officials and traditional black taxi drivers over working conditions.
Comprehensively, Uber has endured through a wild couple of months after a series of scandals including claims of sexism and harassing at the company, prompting investor pressure which constrained out previous CEO and co founder Travis Kalanick. It has been involuntary to stop a few nations including Denmark and Hungary and confronted regulatory fights in various U.S. states and nations around the globe.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he supported the decision.
“All companies in London must play by the rules and adhere to the high standards we expect — particularly when it comes to the safety of customers,” he said.
“It would be wrong if TfL continued to license Uber if there is any way that this could pose a threat to Londoners’ safety and security.”