“News neutrality by unbiased coverage”
One News Page
> >

Another City Dumps Uber - but Is It Their Fault?

One News Page Staff Monday, 11 December 2017
Another City Dumps Uber - but Is It Their Fault?by

Uber has hardly had much of a successful year on a reputation front – the firm has seen controversy arise as a result of surge pricing during Trump protests at JFK Airport, alleged workplace sexism and arguments surrounding whether or not they provide fair competition to existing cab firms. One of the biggest sticking points for the taxi-hailing app remains the fact that both the city of London – and the entire country of Italy – have refused to honor the firm’s services further going forward. For Italy, it’s a matter of courts ruling that Uber simply did not provide fair competition – and in London, their licence was not renewed as a result of concerns regarding the running of their firm going unheeded. This week, it seems that similar problems have arisen yet again, with a major city in the north of England refusing to renew the firm’s licence.

Uber's Hard Times Explained (Wall Street Journal)
Uber's Hard Times Explained (Wall Street Journal Live)

Sheffield is considered a major hub in Yorkshire and it is therefore huge news that Uber’s licence is to expire in the northern city – allegedly due to the fact that certain questions and queries regarding the firm’s management went unanswered. Sheffield City Council advised publicly that this was the reason for such a decision – that they had requested information from Uber, but had not received any communication from them in return. As a result, the city of Sheffield has suspended the firm’s licence and ability to provide cabs throughout the area indefinitely – which will mean that they effectively cease service on 18th December, effectively putting a number of local drivers with the firm out of work.

Uber has fought back against the decision, stating that they had indeed supplied a valid application for a licence renewal on 16th October – but that it was still waiting to be processed, and that an ‘administrative error’ was to blame for the miscommunication in question. The firm also hit back at such insinuation that they had not tried to contact the council, stating: “While we are in regular contact with the council, we did not receive the correspondence the council refers to as they sent the letters to an incorrect address.”

Regardless of this latest issue, Uber is keen to appeal against the decision if matters cannot be resolved by the cut-off date – amid a year of incredible negativity facing the brand, it is the latest upset for the taxi moguls which they really could have done without!


You Might Like

Tweets about this

Other recent news in Business

The Treasury Secretary's hectic schedule after LEHMAN BROTHERS' collapse illustrates the chaos of the financial crisisMore than 600,000 in eastern NC lose power from HURRICANE FLORENCE
Hurricane FLORENCE leaves trail of devastationFreezing credit will now be free. HERE’S why you should go for it

Recent related videos

Monday morning commuters navigate road closures in caused by weekend weather [Video]Monday morning commuters navigate road closures in caused by weekend weather

The weekend rains that rolled into Monday morning have complicated commutes as the work week starts. Flooding has caused street closures in Annapolis. At Saint Mary’s Street and Compromise..

Rumble -   02:21

Former BPD Commissioner Davis defends actions first interview since IRB [Video]Former BPD Commissioner Davis defends actions first interview since IRB

In the first televised interview since he was fired by Mayor Catherine Pugh, Former Baltimore Police commissioner Kevin Davis discussed that explosive Independent Review Board Report that concluded..

Rumble -   03:07

Could Beirut soon become the new cat capital of the Middle East? [Video]Could Beirut soon become the new cat capital of the Middle East?

Istanbul – also called Catstanbul – is known for its felines. But walking the streets of Beirut, one wonders if there is another city that might become known as the cat capital. From cat cafes to..

Guardian -   02:40

Loyal Dog Helps Paralyzed Owner Push His Wheelchair [Video]Loyal Dog Helps Paralyzed Owner Push His Wheelchair

A helping hand is always welcome, or should we say a helping paw in this case? Watch this cute clever dog going on a casual stroll with his owner, and even helping him push the wheelchair. Man's best..

Rumble Studio -   00:16

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest