Statement from Mayor of London on Uber hearing

26 June 2018

 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I fully supported Transport for London’s decision not to renew Uber’s operating licence last September - I believe everyone must play by the same rules, no matter how big or powerful they are. 

 

“After years of operating poorly in London, Uber has now accepted that TfL’s action in refusing to renew their licence was totally justified. Today our stance has been vindicated by the court.

 

Uber has been put on probation – their 15 month licence has a clear set of conditions that TfL will thoroughly monitor and enforce. 

 

“As a result of us standing up for Londoners, Uber has been forced to overhaul the way it operates not just in London but across the world, including completely changing its global governance structures and implementing new systems for reporting alleged crimes.   

 

“As Mayor, I’m working to ensure that London continues to be at the forefront of innovation and a natural home for new and exciting companies. But no matter how powerful and how big you are, you must play by the rules.” 

Notes to editors

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is the Chair of Transport for London.