Uber (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2019
Reference: 
2019/19727
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
Brexit Alliance Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Uber has been refused Operator Licenses in several districts and has allegedly ignored regulations by allowing drivers using their App to accept hirings outside of the 'Controlled District' in which they (as Operator) are licensed to operate. If these allegations are correct, is Uber committing offences contrary to s.46 (1) (d) and 2 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976?

Answers

Answer for Uber (4)

Answer for Uber (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response.

Uber (4)

Uber (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As stated in Mayor's Question 2019/19725 Transport for London (TfL), as the licensing authority and regulator for taxi and private hire services in London, is satisfied that Uber London Limited meets the requirements of the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 in accepting bookings in London.

TfL continues to monitor Uber London Limited’s compliance with legal obligations as an operator. TfL is not responsible for regulating Uber companies outside of London.