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UBER GETS 18-MONTH LONDON LICENCE AFTER LEGAL BATTLE

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Uber has won a legal bid to restore its London operating licence which was taken away over safety concerns, after a judge ruled on Monday the firm was a fit and proper operator despite “historical failings.” Transport for London (TFL) refused to grant the company a new licence in 2019 due to what it called a “pattern of failures,” including thousands of trips conducted where drivers other than those advertised picked up passengers. Uber argued it has since assuaged concerns by improving insurance document verificati­on systems and rolling out real- time identifica­tion.“I am satisfied that they are doing what a reasonable business in their sector could be expected to do, perhaps even more,” Judge Tan Ikram said on Monday, granting an 18-month right to take rides.

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