Uber as a private hire operator (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3572
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The contract Uber has with it drivers requires the drivers to agree that Uber does not provide 'transportation services, function as a transport carrier or agent for the transportation of passengers.' How can TfL license Uber as a private hire operator given this statement?

Answer

Answer for Uber as a private hire operator (1)

Answer for Uber as a private hire operator (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Uber is licensed as a private hire operator as they meet the requirements set out in private hire legislation and supporting regulations. Action taken by TfL in respect of private hire licensees depends on compliance with private hire legislation and it will take appropriate action in the event of any breach.