The Sheffield ruling follows a similar decision by the London transport regulator, which proposed that Uber services be suspended in the capital for security reasons
Uber Technologies Inc. has lost its license to operate in Sheffield, the fourth largest city in England.
The city council said that the cessation occurred after the company of private car trips did not meet the requirements on the administration of the company and that it will not be able to offer services in the city after December 18.
“If you decide to appeal this suspension, you can continue to operate until there is an appeal hearing,” said Sheffield City Council officials in a statement. “If you decide not to appeal, the suspension will take effect.”
The Sheffield ruling follows a similar decision by the London transport regulator, which proposed that Uber services be suspended in the capital for security reasons. The United Kingdom is Uber’s largest European center and its appeal against Transport for London’s decision to revoke its license is scheduled for December 11.
Uber said he informed the city council on October 5 that the name of the person on his license had to be changed since that person was leaving the company, but the authority responded that he could not change the name and, instead, the company based in San Francisco had to request a new license.
“While we are in regular contact with the city council, we do not receive the correspondence referred to by the municipality since they sent the letters to an incorrect address,” said a Uber spokesman.
Sheffield is an important city in the north of England, the fourth in size after London, Manchester and Birmingham. Historically an industrial powerhouse noted for its steelmaking, the city is becoming a prominent player in digital media, technology and art. One of its most important successes is the Internet service provider PlusNet, which was acquired in 2006 by BT Group Plc for 66.7 million pounds (US $ 90 million) and continues to provide broadband services in the north of England.
Uber said that if it can not solve the problem before the deadline of December 18, the company will appeal the decision to continue operating in the city.