British city Sheffield lifts license suspension on Uber

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Posted: Dec 13, 2017 4:57 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - The northern English city of Sheffield has lifted a suspension on Uber's operating license after it provided satisfactory answers to questions about the taxi app's management, the city council said on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, local officials said Uber's license had been suspended after it failed to respond to requests. Uber said it had not received the correspondence the council referred to as it had been sent to the wrong address.

Local officials in Sheffield will now consider a new license application submitted by the Silicon Valley firm.

"The new application, made by Uber in October, to operate private hire cars in Sheffield is being considered and a decision will be made in early 2018," the council said in a statement.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Michael Holden)