After losing its license to operate in London last year due to safety and security breaches, Uber has now won its appeal to continue operating in the Capital.
The win for the ride-hailing firm comes after a four-day hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court earlier this month, with Judge Tan Ikram saying in a written verdict: “Despite their historical failings, I find them, now, to be a fit and proper person to hold a London PHV (private hire vehicle) operator’s licence.”
Uber was initially denied an operating license in London last year after Transport For London identified a “pattern of failures” within the company, such as a change which allowed unauthorised people to upload photographs to legitimate driver accounts, enabling them to pick up passengers.
Since then, Uber has been able to operate in the Capital until the appeal process was complete.
Judge Ikram has now said the failings to Uber’s operations have been “adequately addressed” and it set to decide on the length of the new license and its conditions.