Uber's operating license gets suspended in Sheffield

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Sheffield is the second British city to take action against Uber after the firm was stripped of its licence in London back in September.

Look North say they understand that the Uber license is in the name of an employee of Uber who has left the company.

United States ride-hailing app Uber has had its licence suspended in the British city of Sheffield for failing to respond to requests for information about its management.

Uber will be allowed to operate until December 18th, and further will be allowed to continue if it appeals the suspension (which, let's face it, it will).

The American tech company is now fighting a ban in London, where it lost is licence in September.

"The council told us they couldn't change the name on the licence, as most other councils have done, and that instead, we would have to apply for a new one".

Uber said the suspension was the result of an "administrative error" which it hoped "can be resolved quickly". While the council has therefore suspended the current licence on our application for a new licence continues to be processed. "We submitted an application for a new licence on October 16".

"While we are in regular contact with the council, we did not receive the correspondence the council refers to as they sent the letters to an incorrect address", an Uber spokesman said.

Uber plans to appeal the decision if it can not be resolved by 18 December, they added.

Sheffield's ruling follows a similar decision made by London's transport regulator, which proposed Uber be banned from the capital because of safety concerns.

The company chose to appeal the ban and is still running as the appeal process is ongoing.