Tuesday, November 21News For London

Bacon assumes TfL and Uber are headed towards negotiations

“Uber and TfL are headed towards a negotiation” said Conservative Party Member Gareth Bacon.

“I personally think that Uber will offer a concession which TfL will probably accept”, said Bacon.

Speaking at City Hall, Sadiq Khan said, “Uber has taken a U-turn but it is important all companies in London to play by the rules and adhere to the high standards expected”.

Uber had its license revoked by Tfl claiming that the approach and conduct of the transport service demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications.

According to the 15th mayor’s report to the London Assembly, the allegations against Uber include its approach to reporting serious criminal offences, explaining the use of Greyball in London – software that could be used to block regulatory bodies from gaining full access to the app and prevent officials from undertaking regulatory or law enforcement duties, in obtaining medical certificates and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service(DBS).

The Mayor said, “I welcome the apology initiated by Uber’s global CEO Dara Khosrowshahi but the final decision in relicensing Uber will be done by the Tfl commissioner”, said Khan.

Reiterating Khan’s Statement, Conservative member, Bacon said, “I don’t think Uber’s appeal for revocation will go in to force or get to court instead a deal would be the most probable outcome”.