Transport for London (TfL) today announced that it has decided not to renew Uber’s Operator Licence when it expires on 30th September.
We don’t yet know whether this decision will stand, however if it does it could put you – and more than 40,000 other licensed drivers who rely on our app to make a living – out of work, as well as deprive 3.5 million Londoners of a convenient and affordable form of transport.
We believe that by wanting to ban our app from the capital Transport for London and the Mayor have given in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer choice.
To defend your livelihood we will immediately appeal this decision. We have confirmation from TfL that we will be able to continue operating during the legal proceedings, which may take a number of months. This means that you will still be able to drive with Uber during this time
We will continue to keep you updated on progress.
What you can do
Email the Mayor
We urge you to email the mayor’s office to ask him to think again about this decision.
Sign the petition
We have also set up a petition to ask the mayor’s office to reverse the decision. Please do sign the petition and share it with your friends and family who may want to support.
Speak to your riders
Speak to your riders in the car – let them know what working with Uber means to you and your family and encourage them to sign the petition. They can find the petition in their app, both before and during a trip.
If you are worried about the impact of this decision on your livelihood, our team is here to help. The Greenlight hub is open as usual if you want to speak.