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Uber has formally lodged its appeal against Transport for London’s decision not to renew its private hire operating license.

The US-based company submitted its appeal with Westminster magistrates court, setting in motion an appeal process during which it will continue to operate in the UK capital.

A judicial office spokesman said a hearing was likely to take place on 11th December.

A spokesperson for Uber said: “While we have today filed our appeal so that Londoners can continue using our app, we hope to continue having constructive discussions with Transport for London. As our new CEO has said, we are determined to make things right.”

It comes after TFL announced its decision not to renew Uber’s license after it expired on 30th September.

A statement at the time said Uber was not “fit and proper” to operate in the capital.

Earlier this week, London mayor Sadiq Khan said the appeal against Transport for London “will take its course”.

Uber will continue to operate in London throughout the whole appeal process, which could take up to a year or more.

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