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...

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