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London regulator says "one or two issues" about accuracy of Uber’s license details

Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Transport for London (TfL) had "one or two" issues regarding the accuracy of details provided by Uber, a lawyer for London's transport regulator said on Tuesday during a hearing over the taxi app's appeal against the loss of its London license.

A hearing is taking place at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to decide on administrative matters before Uber’s appeal against TfL's decision to strip it of its license is heard in court next June.

"The decision letter says, well, there are one or two issues about the extent to which the information given to TfL was correct," TfL lawyer Martin Chamberlain told the court. "That is one of the points that the decision is based."

After Uber was stripped of its operating license in September, the firm's boss Dara Khosrowshahi met TfL's Commissioner Mike Brown and promised to make things right in the British city, its most important European market.

Judge Emma Arbuthnot said on Tuesday the substance of Uber’s appeal will be heard from June 25 over five days after a further administrative hearing in April.

Uber’s roughly 40,000 drivers can continue to take passengers under the appeals process is exhausted, which could take several years.

 

(Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Stephen Addison)