Uber licence suspended in Sheffield

Sheffield city council said that the taxi-hailing app was suspended after it apparently failed to respond to requests for information

Uber banned in Sheffield for refusing to answer questions

Taxi firm Uber have reportedly had its licence suspended by Sheffield City Council.

"It is legally allowed to operate up to 18 December, and if it chooses to appeal this suspension it can continue to operate until the appeal is heard".

The ride-hailing app, which is now attempting to overturn a licence ban in London, can appeal the decision after 18 December once the ban comes into place.

Sheffield has become the second British city to suspend Uber's licence after the ride-hailing app repeatedly refused to respond to questions about its management.

Uber previously reached out to Sheffield city council on October 5 letting them know that they needed to change the name on the license because the individual would soon be leaving the company.

A spokesman for the council said: 'If it decides against an appeal the suspension will come into force'.

"The council told us they couldn't change the name on the licence, as most other councils have done, and that instead, we would have to apply for a new one".

Uber said it submitted an application for a new licence on October 16 which continues to be processed by local officials. A series of admin errors followed, as it seeks approval for its new licence application.

"We hope our application for a new licence will be resolved before December 19 so that we can continue serving tens of thousands of riders and drivers in Sheffield". She left Uber after Transport for London (TfL) revoked Uber's operating license in London in September.

The company chose to appeal the ban and is still running as the appeal process is ongoing.

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