Uber granted licence for one year

From Brighton and Hove News

Taxi app Uber has been granted a licence to operate private hire vehicles in Brighton and Hove for one year.

The company wanted a standard five-year licence but will have to show that it will obey the rules and meet the standards set out in the Blue Book.

The Blue Book is the rule book for taxi and private hire drivers and firms licensed by Brighton and Hove City Council.

Uber was told the verdict on Friday 23 October – four days after a licensing panel heard from the company and from objectors at a hearing at Brighton Town Hall.

Objectors said that the company would not be competing on a level playing field but it said that it would obey the same rules as everyone else.

It now has a year to show that it’s true to its word.