Uber has won a probationary licence to operate in the capital following Transport for London’s September’s rejection, although operations will be subject to strict conditions. 

In September, a court ruling found Uber failed to report serious criminal offences and carry out background checks on drivers.

Uber’s chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi has since pledged to “make things right”, with his proposed changes deemed sufficient to carry on operating. 

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “I believe everyone must play by the same rules, no matter how big or powerful they are. Uber has been put on probation – their 15-month licence has a clear set of conditions that TfL will thoroughly monitor and enforce.”

TfL said it was considering the court’s decision and that the conditions would let it take action if Uber failed to meet standards.

Uber is valued at £52.9 billion.

Subscribe to the BBT Newsletter

Join the Buying Business Travelk newsletter for the latest business travel buying news.

Thank you for signing up!