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Meanwhile Reuters reports that key Uber rival Lyft could well be on their way into Britain: "Lyft, Uber's closest us rival in the taxi-hailing business, met repeatedly with officials from London's transport regulator over the past year, a sign it may be targeting the city for global expansion", it reported. "Even though there is a legal process in place, I have asked Transportation for London (TfL) to make themselves available to meet with him".

It said Uber's "approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications".

The petition says: "If this decision stands, it will put more than 40,000 licensed drivers out of work and deprive millions of Londoners of a convenient and affordable form of transport".

Uber, which has about 40,000 drivers and some 3.5 million customers in the British capital, has 21 days to lodge its appeal and can continue to operate until that process has concluded.

If true, these alarming events provide ample reason for TfL to remove Uber from the city's roads. A petition calling on London to overturn its decision not to renew Uber's licence had gathered more than 750,000 signatures at noon on Monday.

Uber through a series of tweets said that it would challenge the decision in court.

It remains to be seen which strategy will work best, and Uber also runs the risk of antagonizing London officials by sending the mixed messages.

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The San Francisco-based company published the apology as a full page advert in the London Evening Standard.Its editor, the former chancellor George Osborne, has been accused of a conflict of interest over his £650,000 job with fund management firm BlackRock, which has a £500million stake in Uber. Chief Executive Logan Green told the Associated Press in August that Lyft planned to go worldwide "in the not too distant future".

Meanwhile the move has sparked concern over the plight of Uber's London drivers, many of whom have auto finance deals in place with third-party companies.

The initial background checks were carried out by a third party but TfL deemed them inadequate following a review.

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who openly supported last week's ruling, believes the apology is an ideal first step.

The subsidiary responsible for the ride-hailing app Uber has been told it isn't considered "fit and proper" so won't have its license renewed on 30 September. In cities that have been created to be more spread out such as Houston as opposed to cities more condensed such as New York City, apps such as Uber and Lyft couldn't be any more useful. Uber said it will appeal, during which time it can continue operating.

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