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Uttlesford District Council statement on Uber

Uttlesford District Council is aware of the announcement by Transport for London (TfL) that it will not be renewing Uber's licence in London when it expires on 30 September.

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Uber currently holds a private hire operator licence with the council. This is due to expire in 2020.

The council has read the detail of TfL's decision and will pay close attention to the appeal Uber has indicated it will lodge against the decision. Uber's operation is separate from its operation in London, and TfL's decision not to renew the Uber licence in London does not automatically apply to licences held with other local authorities.

Cllr Robert Chambers, Chairman of the council's Licensing and Environmental Health Committee, said: "Public safety is of the utmost importance and that is why we carry out enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services checks on all taxi drivers before issuing licences.

"This is a very complex issue and our legal and licensing teams will continue to work to existing standards and conditions, enforcing them if necessary, whilst closely monitoring the situation as it continues to develop."

29 September 2017