Uber has been told that it will be stripped of its licence at the end of September.
Transport for London told the firm that it ‘will not be issued with a private hire operator licence’ because they found it was ‘not fit and proper’.
Uber has 21 days to appeal the decision and the final day of its current licence will be on September 30.
Mayor of Sadiq Khan said of the decision not to issue Uber with a licence: ‘All companies in London must play by the rules and adhere to the high standards we expect – particularly when it comes to the safety of customers.'
TfL said: ‘TfL considers that Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications.’
In London, the firm has faced criticism from unions and traditional black cab drivers over working conditions.
TfL said: ‘Providing an innovative service must not be at the expense of customer safety and security.’
Maria Ludkin, GMB Legal Director, said: ‘This historic decision is a victory for GMB’s campaign to ensure drivers are given the rights they are entitled to – and that the public, drivers and passengers are kept safe.
‘As a result of sustained pressure from drivers and the public, Uber has suffered yet another defeat – losing its license to operate in London.
‘It’s about time the company faced up to the huge consequences of GMB’s landmark employment tribunal victory – and changed its ways.
‘No company can be behave like it’s above the law, and that includes Uber. No doubt other major cities will be looking at this decision and considering Uber’s future on their own streets.’
Source: Metro News