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Uber has had its licence suspended in Sheffield after it failed to answer official requests about its administration, town council has stated.

The agency, additionally preventing a ban in London, can nonetheless function in Sheffield till 18 December and may attraction towards the choice, the council stated.

If it decides to not attraction, the suspension will come into drive.

Uber stated that an “administrative error” by the council was accountable and hoped to resolve the problem quickly.

Uber continues to be preventing its ban in London after it misplaced its licence there in September.

Transport for London, which has criticised the agency’s file over reporting legal offences and finishing up driver background checks, determined to not renew Uber’s London licence after it deemed the agency “unfit” to run a taxi service.

A Sheffield Metropolis spokesperson stated: “Uber’s licence was suspended final Friday (29 November) after the present licence holder failed to answer requests, made by our licensing crew, concerning the administration of Uber.

“We acquired a brand new software, for a licence to function taxis in Sheffield, from Uber Britannia Restricted, on 18 October 2017 which we’re presently processing.”

The council stated an operator’s licence couldn’t be transferred and that the brand new software can be handled by the council’s licensing division.

An Uber spokesperson stated: “We knowledgeable Sheffield Metropolis Council on 5 October that we would want to alter the title on our licence because the named particular person would quickly be leaving the corporate.

“The council advised us they could not change the title on the licence, as most different councils have performed, and that we might as a substitute have to use for a brand new one.”

Uber stated it had submitted an software for a brand new licence which was nonetheless being processed.

“Whereas we’re in common contact with the council, we didn’t obtain the correspondence the council refers to as they despatched the letters to an incorrect tackle,” the spokesperson stated.

“We hope this administrative error will be shortly resolved so we are able to proceed serving tens of hundreds of riders and drivers in Sheffield.”

Uber added that if the brand new software couldn’t be authorized by 18 December, the agency would after all attraction towards its suspension.