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Uber loses licence to operate in Sheffield


Sheffield City Council has suspended Uber’s licence to operate, meaning the ride-sharing service can only operate until December 18.

If Uber chooses to appeal the suspension it can continue to operate until the appeal is heard.

October 2016 saw the Central London Employment Tribunal determine that Uber drivers are not self-employed, but workers entitled to basic workers’ rights including holiday pay, a guaranteed minimum wage and an entitlement to breaks.

In November, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld a ruling that Uber drivers should be classified as workers.

Uber is already challenging Transport for London (TfL) in the courts after it informed Uber London on September 22 that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on September 30.

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