Uber appeals decision to cancel its London license

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Uber has filed an appeal against the decision by London authorities to deny it a licence to operate in London.

Uber fanatics in London can breathe easy.

A judicial office spokesman said a hearing was likely to take place on 11th December.

The Uber boss came to London in early October for talks with the TfL commissioner that both sides described as "constructive".

Uber could continue to be hailed across London for another year after officially filing its appeal against Transport for London's decision to revoke its London license.

Last month, Transport for London (TfL) refused Uber a new private hire licence, saying the ride-hailing firm was not fit and proper.

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Uber will continue to operate in London throughout the whole appeal process, which could take up to a year or more.

Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber's chief executive since September, has apologised for the company's past actions and promised to change - a public statement welcomed by the mayor, Sadiq Khan.

Previous to this, Khosrowshahi penned an open letter to London in the Evening Standard apologising for the mistakes that lead to Uber having its licence yanked. "We are determined to make things right".

Uber hired Khosrowshahi from U.S. travel group Expedia in August, in the hope that he can steer the ride-sharing service away from the string of controversies. It has been attempting to overturn a judgment that drivers - about 40,000 of whom work for Uber in London - have rights to paid holiday and the minimum wage.

"While Uber has revolutionised the way people move in cities around the world, it's equally true that we've got things wrong along the way", he said. A petition launched by Uber to protest TfL's decision has gathered more than 800,000 signatures.

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