Council gives reassurance after London Uber decision

22 September 2017

Taxi bosses are reassuring local people that all taxi drivers licensed in South Cambridgeshire go through the same rigorous checks – no matter who they drive for – after Uber’s licence was not renewed by Transport for London.

South Cambridgeshire District Council has said on hearing the news today (Friday 22 September) that they will look in to the detail of the decision closely – including a likely appeal the taxi company has said it will lodge against the Transport for London decision.

South Cambridgeshire District Council has granted 50 taxi licences for Uber drivers.

Cllr Mark Howell, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member responsible for licensing; said: “The decision in London is not to renew the company licence for Uber and our job now is to understand in detail why. The information Transport for London have published so far does not give us enough detail but I can reassure local people that we will be looking in to it closely.

“Uber has 50 drivers licensed by us and we assess all drivers in exactly the same way – it does not matter which company they drive for. This includes the most stringent enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks.”