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Uber given operators licence in Aberdeen

Controversial minicab firm Uber has been given an operators licence in Aberdeen.

The American ride-hailing app who have recently been banned from London and York confirmed it was given the go ahead to operate by Aberdeen City Council but have yet to set a date for its release in the Scottish city. 

The minicab app currently operates in both Glasgow and Edinburgh where it has come under much scrutiny from existing private hire and taxi firms.  

According to STV a spokesperson from Uber said: "We're really pleased about being granted a licence in Aberdeen. Uber has brought more choice and competition to cities across the UK, helping to raise service levels across the board. "Passengers tell us they love being able to book a reliable ride at the touch of a button, pay without cash and track their car on their phone. "Furthermore, tens of thousands of licensed private hire drivers across the country have partnered with us because with Uber they can choose if, when and where they drive." 

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