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Welsh Councils: No plans to revoke Uber licence in the capital in light of TfL announcement

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Two Welsh city councils have said there are no plans to revoke Uber's licence, following a decision by Transport for London (TfL) to revoke it.

TfL described Uber as not being "fit and proper" to offer its services to Londoners, Cardiff Council and Newport Council both said they have "no information to suggest Uber are breaching their licence conditions".

The car transport service was given a licence in September 2016, lasting for five years.

A spokesperson for Cardiff Council said:

When issuing an Operator’s Licence, the Council has to be satisfied that the applicant is fit and proper to hold the licence.

As part of the conditions of this licence, the operator must ensure that they use properly vetted licensed drivers and vehicles.

As with all operators, the Council retains the power to suspend, revoke or refuse to renew an Operator Licence if there are sufficient grounds to do so.

At this stage, the Council has no information to suggest Uber are breaching their licence conditions in Cardiff.

– Cardiff Council

In deciding whether to renew the licence, TfL said it considered the minicab app's approach to reporting serious criminal offences and how it carried out background checks on its drivers.

A spokesperson for Newport City Council said:

When issuing a private operator’s licence, the council has to be satisfied that the applicant is fit and proper to hold the licence in line with legislation and the council’s licensing policy.

As with all operators, the council retains the power to suspend, revoke or refuse to renew an operator licence if there are sufficient grounds to do so. At this stage, the council has no information to suggest Uber are breaching their licence conditions in Newport.

– Newport City Council spokesperson