Sheffield suspends Uber licence

The American tech company is now fighting a ban in London, where it lost is licence in September.

A spokesman for the council said: 'If it decides against an appeal the suspension will come into force'.

It is understood that Uber was already applying for a new licence instead under the name Uber Britannia Limited and that is being considered.

Uber's licence to operate in Sheffield has been suspended for failing to answer council questions about its management.

Sheffield has stated that Uber will be allowed to continue operating in the city until December 18, and can continue to operate during an appeal process.

United States ride-hailing app Uber has had its licence suspended in the British city of Sheffield for failing to respond to requests for information about its management.


The issue in question is that Uber didn't change the name on the licence from former United Kingdom boss Jo Bertram, who announced she was leaving the company back in October.

Uber's licence to operate in the northern English city of Sheffield was suspended last Friday after it failed to respond to requests about the management of its taxi app, the local authority said. Sheffield city council claims that licences can't be transferred to a different person's name.

Uber previously reached out to Sheffield city council on October 5 letting them know that they needed to change the name on the license because the individual would soon be leaving the company.

Uber blamed the council's refusal to let them renew its licence under a new name, and for sending correspondence to a wrong address. The council hasn't suspended the licence for any particular wrongdoing or alleged dodgy practice (which was reportedly partly the case in London).

Uber have told Look North that they hope their licence application will be resolved before December 19 so they can serve customers over Christmas.

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