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Uber's licence suspended in Sheffield

From BBC - December 7, 2017

Uber has had its licence suspended in Sheffield after it failed to respond to official requests about its management, the city council has said.

The firm, also fighting a ban in London, can still operate in Sheffield until 18 December and can appeal against the decision, the council said.

If it decides not to appeal, the suspension will come into force.

Uber said that an "administrative error" by the council was to blame and hoped to resolve the issue soon.

Uber is still fighting its ban in London after it lost its licence there in September.

Transport for London, which has criticised the firm's record over reporting criminal offences and carrying out driver background checks, decided not to renew Uber's London licence after it deemed the firm "unfit" to run a taxi service.

Transfer troubles

A Sheffield City 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.

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

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