York Council Refuses Uber Licence Renewal
Uber has been banned in a third UK city after councillors in York rejected the firm’s bid to renew its operating licence.
Taxi drivers had complained of the city being “overwhelmed” with drivers using the ride-hailing app, which has already been banned in London and Sheffield.
Concerns about a huge data breach also contributed to the decision, the City of York Council said.
BBC reports that ,an Uber spokesman said competition was good for the local economy.
All vehicles and drivers were checked, he added.