News Exercise #204

1. What are the four reasons for the decision not to renew Uber’s licence in London?
2. What effect does this decision have on Uber drivers?
3. What has Uber done in response, and what will happen during this period?

Answers
1. What are the four reasons for the decision not to renew Uber’s licence in London?
i. Uber’s reporting of serious crimes such as sexual assault by its drivers.
ii. The way Uber performs background checks on its drivers; and .
iii. The way Uber obtains medical certificates.
iV. Uber’s use of a software that allows it to avoid law enforcement officers.

2. What effect does this decision have on Uber drivers?
The 120,000 thousand Uber drivers in London are facing unemployment, but worse than that they are facing debt from the loans they had taken out to pay for their cars.

3. What has Uber done in response, and what will happen during this period?
Uber has appealed the decision. During the appeal, which can take many months, Uber is allowed to continue operating.

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