Uber has some good news at last. The ride-hailing company’s ban in the fourth largest city in England Sheffield has been lifted. Uber’s license in the city was suspended a few days ago after the company failed to respond to some of their enquiries.
The northern English city has decided to lift their suspension on Wednesday, with Uber allowed to operate in the city after the city council stated that the company had provided satisfactory answers to questions about the taxi app’s management. This news is a definite boost for the company as it has begun to lose hold of some cities in its biggest European market.
Earlier this month, the officials in the city suspended Uber’s license after the company refused to respond to some queries concerning their management. The company defended itself by saying that it didn’t receive the correspondence the council referred to as it had been sent to the wrong address.
Officials in Sheffield sad that they have now had very “productive discussions” with Uber and are preparing new license application that will be submitted to the company. The council in its statement said that “The new application, made by Uber in October, to operate private hire cars in Sheffield is being considered and a decision will be made in early 2018.”
A spokesman of Uber was delighted with the news and welcomed the development, stating that “We look forward to continuing to serve tens of thousands of riders and drivers in Sheffield.”
As there is good news in one city, bad news is creeping in from others. On Tuesday, the city of York refused to renew Uber’s license, referencing the issue of a data breach that occurred last year that the company covered up until now and other complaints received by residents. This is a major setback for a company that is working hard to rebuild its reputation globally after a disastrous year.
The company is also facing a license renewal decision in Cambridge next week. Its licenses in cities such Birmingham which is the second largest city in the UK and Scottish capital Edinburgh will expire early next year.