The UK — specifically London — has been a battleground of both principle and practice for Uber for a number of years, with challenges from established black-cab providers and private minicab companies kicking off even before Uber’s 2012 arrival in the city.     

There has been much back-and-forth in the courts from various parties: Uber’s London operating licence was not renewed and then it was, and then it wasn’t. Uber continued to offer its services while the challenges were ongoing. In September 2020 the Westminster magistrate’s court granted that operating licence again...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now