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Uber has lost its licence to operate in London after black cab protests

Uber said it will fight the decision in the courts.

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RIDE-SHARING SERVICE Uber will not be able to operate in London after local authorities decided not to renew its private hire licence.

Transport for London said it made the decision on the grounds of ”public safety and security implications”.

There has been a number of protests against the company carried out by the black cab drivers of the English capital. The drivers have been lobbying Transport for London to stop the company operating in the city.

In a statement, Uber said: “Transport for London and the mayor have caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer choice.”

The company’s general manager Tom Elvidge added that they will fight to keep the service operational in London.

He said: “To defend the livelihoods of all those drivers, and the consumer choice of millions of Londoners who use our app, we intend to immediately challenge this in the courts.”

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