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Court ruling bans LVC drivers

November 25, 2021 / Belgium

The Brussels Court of Appeal ruled today that drivers using LVC licences are not allowed to offer services via the Uber app. 

This means that all drivers, who are currently providing transportation services under a Brussels, Flemish or Walloon LVC licence will not be able to do so, as of this Friday November 26, 2021 at 6PM.

A dramatic decision for the LVC sector

We are disappointed and concerned by the consequences of this decision on your activities and earnings.

The courts’ decision was made based on outdated regulations which the government has promised to reform for the past seven years. 

If the taxi/LVC sector had been reformed, this would have never happened.

What it means for you

We deeply regret that this means that LVC drivers in Brussels can no longer use the Uber app as of this Friday November 26, 2021 at 6PM. 

This means that Uber can no longer work with LVC drivers and will only allow drivers with a Flemish Taxi license (i.e. a vergunning voor individueel bezoldigd personenvervoer – IBPV) to go online in the Brussels Capital Region. This is because this type of license is not subject to LVC regulations.

We stand by your side

In these extremely difficult and serious circumstances, we want you to know that we stand by your side and we will do everything in our power to get you back on the road with us again soon.

We urge the government to find a solution that allows LVC drivers to continue working. The government needs to finally deliver on its promise to reform the sector which is the only way to guarantee a future for LVC drivers in Brussels. We encourage you to make yourself heard as well. 

I will keep you informed of the situation in the upcoming days.
Laurent Slits
Head of Belgium