Sheffield Has Suspended Uber's Licence

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Uber can still operate in Sheffield until 18th of December, and then beyond if it appeals the council's decision - something it confirmed it has plans to do.

"The council told us they couldn't change the name on the licence, as most other councils have done, and that we would instead have to apply for a new one", an Uber spokesperson said. The ride-hailing/taxi firm has just had it's licence suspended in Sheffield, over what's being described as an "administrative error'". Bertram left Uber in October.

Uber's licence to operate in the northern English city of Sheffield was suspended last Friday after it failed to respond to requests about the management of its taxi app, the local authority said.

The news follows a recent suspension in London, after Transport for London (TfL), the British capital's transport regulator, refused to renew Uber's license to operate. "The legislation does not allow for the transfer of an operator's licence".

An Uber spokesperson added: "We informed Sheffield City Council on 5 October that we would need to change the name on our licence as the named individual would soon be leaving the company".

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Uber have told Look North that they hope their licence application will be resolved before December 19 so they can serve customers over Christmas.

Uber has lost its licence in another United Kingdom city, just days before its next hearing in a battle to remain in London. The company also denies having received the council's correspondence, claiming the letters had been sent to the wrong address.

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