London’s transport regulator announced on Friday that it will no longer be renewing Uber’s license to operate in the UK capital, The Sun reports.
The decision by Transport for London (TfL) was a huge blow to the ride hailing app, which employs tens of thousands of drivers in Britain and has an enormous customer base.
TfL said that Uber is “not fit and proper” to operate in the city because of public safety and security concerns.
The agency has reservations with the minicab app’s approach to how it carries out its background checks on its drivers and how it reports serious criminal offenses.
The California-based company’s current licence will expire by the end of September.
Uber can appeal the TfL’s decision within 21 days and its 3.5 million customers in London will still be able to continue using the service until that appeal process has been exhausted.