Uber to be banned over 'safety and security' issues in York

Uber to be banned over 'safety and security' issues in York

The northern city follows London in not renewing the company's operating license

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Uber is to be banned in York after concerns were raised over "safety and security" issues. 

The announcement not to renew the taxi company's operating license in the northern city was made by the City of York Council after a public vote. 

The council cited a number of complaints it had received from residents in regard to the app and the major breach of data the company suffered late in 2016.

The vote not to renew the operating license carried through seven to three, which was met with applause from the public gallery. 

In September, Transport for London opted to not allow the app permission to operate in the capital on the grounds of public safety. 

This followed the Metropolitan Police accusing the company of failing to provide notification at least six sex attacks by its drivers.