By: China Clayton
Title: London Deems Uber Unfit to Operate in the U.K. Capital
Link to website: https://www.wsj.com/articles/london-wont-reissue-uber-s-license-saying-it-is-unfit-to-operate-1506076089
Time published: Updated Sept. 22, 2017 6:28 p.m. ET
Transportation authority in London has threatened to close down the largest growing transportation company Uber and will not be renewing their license to operate once it expires on September 30th. In the mist of the storm, Uber is also facing backlash from the community in London because of past scandals, probing events, and having conflicts leading to physical altercations between employees and riders. Due to this, transportation authority in London quoted “Lack of social responsibility” which could threaten public safety and security.
The last co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned in June because he failed to manage a series of issues and scandals which could have improved people in London perceptions and reestablished their social responsible efforts and improve unnecessary concerns from government and social community about the company. It really matters what people think, say new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi and I couldn’t agree with her more, especially for international marketers which could lead to increased revenue and partnership with social community and firms for Uber.