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Uber sets sights on Hull operator’s licence in latest city move since Autocab termination

Updated: Feb 11

Ridehail giants Uber are planning to introduce approximately 250 taxi drivers in Hull, marking a significant expansion for the ride-hailing giant.

In a move to integrate into the city's transport network, Uber's drivers and vehicles will undergo licensing by the council. The application details an operational model that rejects the need for a traditional dispatch office or call handlers, reflecting Uber's tech-driven approach.

Despite the absence of a public-facing office, Uber Britannia Limited do plan to establish a local office within the licensing authority's area. This setup is designed to facilitate driver support and council inspections, and is a strict licensing requirement for private hire operators.

Uber also proposes to implement a dedicated business processing team for Hull, complete with a 24-hour contact line for Licensing Officers, allowing accessibility and regulatory compliance.

This initiative comes in the wake of Uber discontinuing its 'Local Cab' service in the UK, a feature that integrated local private hire operators into Uber's app. Since its termination on 11 December 2023, Uber has been actively seeking new licences in cities including Aberdeen and Dundee, signalling a strategic pivot in its UK operations following the end of its partnership with Autocab's iGo network.


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