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Reading council rejects Uber’s bid for private hire licence

TAXIS

Rik Thomas
18 March 2016

 

READING BOROUGH Council has turned down an application on behalf of the Uber taxi/minicab firm to obtain a licence to enable its drivers to operate in the town. 

Rejecting the application, the council’s licensing applications sub-committee heard: “Officers are concerned that, due to the way Uber works by listing the closest driver/vehicle to the customer, any vehicle from any borough within close proximity would be able to access the job and complete the booking.”

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