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Beleaguered Uber loses London licence due to CSR concerns
Written by staff reporter
Uber’s application for a new licence in London has been rejected by Transport for London. TfL said that the renewal was not forthcoming because it had concerns over the taxi firm's lack of effective corporate responsibility. This is linked issues of the reporting serious criminal offences and driver background checks. Furthermore the software that Uber uses can be used to prevent regulatory bodies from seeing information.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, endorsed the decision by TfL: “All companies in London must play by the rules and adhere to the high standards we expect – particularly when it comes to the safety of customers. Providing an innovative service must not be at the expense of customer safety and security.”
The decision comes on the back of corporate issues for the company, with accusations of sexism and bullying – and it is likely that the general; reputation of the company may have had some sway on the decision.