Uber backlash: Sheffield follows London by suspending licence

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According to a new report from The Guardian, Uber's license has been suspended by Sheffield city council.

Uber said if it can not resolve the issue by the Dec 18 deadline, it will appeal the decision to keep operating in the city.

On Monday, Uber begins its appeal against a separate suspension in London, where around 40,000 drivers use the app and serve 3.5 million customers.

"Uber's licence was suspended last Friday (29 November) after the current licence holder failed to respond to requests, made by our licensing team, about the management of Uber", said a Sheffield City Council spokesperson.

Transport for London (TfL) refused to renew Uber's licence to operate in the capital in September, concluding the company was "not fit and proper to to hold a private hire licence".

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Metro.co.uk has contacted Uber for a statement. "The legislation does not allow for the transfer of an operator's licence".

The American tech company is now fighting a ban in London, where it lost is licence in September.

Uber has applied for a new license under a different individual on October 18, and the council said that it's still being processed.

But Uber has blamed the council for an "administrative error", saying that former United Kingdom boss Jo Bertram, who holds the current licence to operate taxis in the city, was leaving the company and that the council had been informed of this.

The app will submit an appeal if the new application cannot be resolved by December 18 so its drivers can continue to take passengers, the spokesman said. We also send freebies and lots of other goodies exclusively to our email subscribers.

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