Uber (5)

MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Since the introduction of PH licencing, Uber is the only PH Operator that has been granted a temporary licence extension.  TfL explained this has been issued, so they can consider if they are worthy of a full licence.  This appears to be more preferential treatment by TfL on behalf of Uber.  Do you agree that TfL have had five years to monitor them and their licence should not have been renewed at the point it expired?


Answer for Uber (5)

Answer for Uber (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is not showing preferential treatment to Uber and applies the law consistently to all operators.

TfL has the power to grant licences of shorter than the usual five-year duration where it deems that appropriate in the circumstances. For example, last year TfL issued one-year licences to other private hire operators as a result of the pending changes to the private hire vehicle regulations.

TfL has granted a four-month private hire operator licence to Uber while it concludes consideration of a five-year licence.