Licensing and launch date of ride-hailing service providers by local authority level

Pinar Bilgin made this Freedom of Information request to North East Derbyshire District Council

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Dear North East Derbyshire District Council,

I’m Pinar Bilgin. I’m a PhD student at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. 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?

Your prompt response would be highly appreciated.
Thank you very much.

Yours faithfully,

Pinar Bilgin

FOI NEDDC, North East Derbyshire District Council

Dear Pilar
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
 
Thank you for your request for information received 28/06/2021.  Your
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FOI NEDDC, North East Derbyshire District Council

Dear Pinar
 
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 request (ref. 7296)
 
Further to the email you received from North East Derbyshire District
Council on 28/06/2021, I am now able to provide a reply to the information
that you have requested.  Our response is as follows, in bold, alongside
your own notations.
 
There are no ride-hailing service providers, as detailed below operating
in the NEDDC Local Authority area.
 
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? - No
 
•       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?
 
 
I hope that you are satisfied with our response. However, if you are
dissatisfied in any way with the handling of your information request your
next step would be to clearly state in writing why you are dissatisfied
and the Council will treat this as a formal complaint in accordance with
our Compliments, Comments and Complaints policy. The policy together with
information on how to make a complaint is available on the Council’s
website [1]www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk or by emailing
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Office, which is an independent body who monitors the Data Protection Act,
the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations,
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Wayne Gorman
Information & Policy Officer
Corporate Resources (Performance)
North East District Council/Bolsover District Council
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[4]www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk or [5]www.bolsover.gov.uk
 
 
 
 

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