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Uber given green light to operate in Hull

Updated: Feb 13


Hull City Council has officially granted Uber the licence to operate within its region.


This decision paves the way for approximately 250 drivers and vehicles associated with the global ride-hailing giant to commence services in the area.

Uber's proposal, which was favourably received by the council, includes the formation of a specialised business processing team tailored for Hull's specific needs. This initiative is set to feature a 24-hour contact line exclusively for Licensing Officers, ensuring that Uber's operations adhere to local regulations and standards of accessibility.


The licensing approval, confirmed during a hearing on Monday, marks Uber's renewed presence in Hull. This comes after the discontinuation of Uber’s ‘Local Cab’ feature in late 2023, which had previously integrated local private hire operators into its app.


The cessation of this service on 11 December 2023 was said to have left a gap in the city's ride-hailing landscape.

Uber's strategic efforts to secure new licences in cities such as Aberdeen and Dundee highlights the commitment to expand its footprint across the UK.


This latest authorisation in Hull signals a broader shift in Uber's UK strategy, particularly in the wake of ending its partnership with Autocab's iGo network in the country.


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