Council responds to TfL' announcement on Uber

News release from 22 September 2017, 5:02pm

CAMBRIDGE City Council has responded to Transport for London’s (TfL) announcement today that TfL will not renew Uber’s private hire operator licence after it expires on 30 September.

A council spokesperson said: “We note the announcement by TfL today that it will not be renewing Uber’s licence.

“Uber currently holds a one year private hire operator licence with the council and this will expire in December.

“We will look closely at the detail of TfL’s decision and the likely appeal Uber has indicated it will lodge against that decision before considering Uber’s operator licence in Cambridge, and whether that licence should be renewed or not.”

The council is responsible for licensing all Hackney carriage, private hire and dual drivers, as well as taxi proprietors and operators in Cambridge.  

The council’s top priority is public safety and that is why it carries out enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks on all taxi drivers before issuing licences.

The council remains committed to doing this for all operators in the city.