AN all-day meeting of the Brighton and Hove city council licensing committee has heard from taxi companies who want Uber’s Licence revoked because it is not “fit and proper.”

Customers speaking in support of the taxi-hailing app have praised its convenience and user-friendliness.

But opponents have cited a data breach and a lack of wheelchair-accessible vehicles as reasons to pull the licence, which was first granted in November 2015.

Uber drivers have provided lifts to 200,000 people in Brighton and Hove since then.

The Argus has learned that none of the three councillors making the decision has the Uber app or has ever hailed an Uber.

Chairwoman Cllr Jacqui O’Quinn told the meeting that even if the council revokes the licence, Uber drivers licensed elsewhere will still be entitled to operate in the city.

After lunch Uber barrister Philip Kolvin said the company was not trying was not trying to “skirt round” the city’s regulations.

He said Uber had regionalised its business and prevented London-licensed drivers from operating in the city.

It has also created a £1000 incentive scheme to get drivers licensed in Brighton.

The company has committed to having 20 wheelchair accessible vehicles by the time it has 100 drivers here. It currently has 62. 

A decision will be announced on Wednesday.