Breaking: Uber’s licence suspended in Sheffield

Uber’s licence has been suspended by the Sheffield City Council after its current license holder failed to respond to council requests about its management.

The taxi giant can operate in the city up to 18 December, or it can continue to operate until an appeal is heard.

An Uber spokesperson said: “If the new application can’t be resolved by 18 December we will of course submit an appeal so we can continue to serve people in Sheffield.”

Uber said it had informed the council on 5 October that it would need to change the name on their licence as the person would be leaving the company.

The city council is processing the license application for Uber to run taxis in Sheffield.

A city council spokesperson said the legislation does not allow for the transfer of an operator’s licence .

The Uber spokesperson added: “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. We hope this administrative error can be quickly resolved so we can continue serving tens of thousands of riders and drivers in Sheffield.”