Sheffield has lifted a suspension on Uber’s operating license after they got the satisfactory answers to concerns about the taxi app’s management, in boost to the company’s British operations.
Previously this month, local authorities in Sheffield said Uber’s license had been suspended after it failed to reply to inquiries. Uber stated it had received the correspondence the council referred as it had been sent to the incorrect address.
Sheffield authorities stated they now had “productive” conversations with Uber and are looking into a new license application submitted by the ride-hailing company.
“The new application, made by Uber in October, to run private hire cars in Sheffield is being thought about and a decision will be made in early 2018,” the council stated.
An Uber representative welcomed the move: “We eagerly anticipate continuing to serve tens of thousands riders and drivers in Sheffield,” he stated.
On Tuesday, the city of York chose not to renew Uber’s license, pointing out concerns about a data breach and the number of complaints it got, the latest setback to the company which is battling to keep running in London.
Uber also faces with a license renewal decision in Cambridge in the upcoming week. The taxi app’s licenses are due to expire in Britain’s second-biggest city Birmingham and Scottish capital Edinburgh in the beginning of 2018.