FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

23 June 2021

. I’m studying the impacts of ride-hailing services (such as Uber) on different transport modes in the UK. Under the Freedom of Information Act/Environmental Information Regulations, I would like to request the following information:

 

1)            Are any of the following ride-hailing service providers operating in your Local Authority?

 

•             Uber

 

•             OLA

 

•             Bolt

 

2)            If yes, are they operating with or without a license issued by your Local Authority?

 

3)            When did they first start to operate (launch date) in this Local Authority?

 

4)            Do they continue operating in this Local Authority? If no, when did they stop operating in this Local Authority?

 

5)            Since their first start date, have any operators had their licence suspended? If so, when?

 

 



East Herts Council Response

16 July 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

1)            Are any of the following ride-hailing service providers operating in your Local Authority?

 

•             Uber - Yes

 

•             OLA - We do not hold any data in relation to them

 

•             Bolt - We do not hold any data in relation to them

 

2)            If yes, are they operating with or without a license issued by your Local Authority? Without

 

3)            When did they first start to operate (launch date) in this Local Authority? we have never been notified of a launch date.

 

4)            Do they continue operating in this Local Authority? If no, when did they stop operating in this Local Authority? Uber do but we don"t know about the others.

 

5)            Since their first start date, have any operators had their licence suspended? If so, when? None of the three companies listed above hold a licence with us so we could not suspend them

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.