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Councillors have approved Uber’s bid to officially return to York despite opposition from local taxi drivers.

City of York Council’s licensing and regulatory committee granted Uber’s private licence application on Tuesday evening (June 11) with conditions to try to stop pick ups at taxi ranks.

Uber head of cities Matthew Freckleton said the company looked forward to recruiting York-based drivers and having an official working relationship with the council.

But York Taxi Association chair Arfan Asif said Uber drivers had disregarded industry rules while operating in the city while several other drivers called on councillors to refuse the application.

 

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