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Uber loses London license over safety concerns

Uber on Monday was stripped of its license to operate in London over the company’s failure to ensure passenger safety. Transport for London deemed the ride-hailing giant “not fit and proper” to hold a license because it has not done enough to stop unlicensed and uninsured drivers from carrying riders. “Safety is our absolute top priority,” Helen Chapman, the agency’s director of licensing, regulation and charging, said in a statement. “While we recognize Uber has made improvements, it is unacceptable that Uber has allowed passengers to get into minicabs with drivers who are potentially unlicensed and uninsured.” The decision — which came the same day Uber’s existing license was set to expire — will not immediate ...