Ride-hailing service is in deep trouble as its license to operate in Sheffield was suspended by local authorities last Friday. According to the available details, the Uber didn’t respond to the queries regarding its management in the city.
Uber can operate until December 18, and if they go for appeal against the suspension they can without any problem be allowed to function normally until that appeal has been heard. The local City Council said:
“Uber’s license was suspended after the current license holder failed to respond to requests, made by our licensing team, about the management of Uber.”
In response to this Uber said that it had already applied to change the name of the licensee, however, they were told by the local authorities they cannot change the name of the licensee and that they have to apply for a new license.
It is pertinent to mention here that the company said in the statement that if the issue is not resolved before or by 18 December, we will go for an appeal to operate in the city and to serve the people of Sheffield during Christmas.
This is not the first time that the license of Uber has been suspended. Previously, London’s transport regulator rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city. The main reason that the regulator didn’t renew the license of Uber at that time was, according to the regulator, it lacks corporate responsibility to many issues which have public safety implications.
Ride-hailing service on coming Monday will begin its appeal against its suspension in London. Let’s see how Uber tackles these issues. The year so far has proved to be not good for Uber as aside from license suspensions its CEO and co-founder, Travis Kalanick also resigned from his position as the Chief Executive Officer in June.
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