Uber Eats

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 29th August 2019.

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Photo of David Kurten David Kurten Brexit Alliance

It has been reported that that Uber Eats are operating out of Uber's office in Aldgate. Can the Mayor confirm whether or not Uber Britannia is also operating from the same Aldgate office and state whether this would be a breach of section 2.1 of the 1998 Private Hire Act?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Uber London Limited is a London licensed private hire operator and accepts bookings at its licensed operating centre in accordance with the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998.

Not all private hire operators run their business from a premises used solely for the purpose of providing a private hire service. Operators may apply to be licensed in premises that is shared with another business, whether their own or that of a third party. Guidance on Transport for London’s (TfL’s) website (www.tfl.gov.uk/info-for/taxis-and-private-hire/licensing/private-hire-operator-licence) states that it will consider applications where premises are shared on a case-by-case basis.

Where premises are shared, consideration is given to the type of service being offered, whether public access is required and whether each service is clearly separable within the layout of the property.