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Uber appoints new UK boss

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With a little over a month before its licence expires in London, Uber has appointed a new boss for Britain and Ireland. 

Transport for London (TfL) rejected the ride-hailing app company’s licence renewal request in 2017 due to failings it said it found in its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and driver background checks, prompting court action.

Reuters reports that a British judge in 2018 granted Uber a probationary 15-month licence which expires on September 25.

Melinda Roylett, former head of Europe at digital payment company Square, begins her new role at Uber on next week. She will be replacing Tom Elvidge, who moved to co-working space company WeWork earlier this year, according to Reuters.

 
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