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Uber Loses U.K. Court Fight Over London Business Model (2)

Dec. 6, 2021, 3:53 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. and its London rivals will have to overhaul their business models in the city after losing a bid to challenge part of a landmark ruling which led its drivers to be re-classified as workers.

U.K. judges ruled that the tech firm should enter into a direct contract with passengers when providing car journeys and therefore assume more responsibility for each trip booked on their app. Uber had sought clarity over comments made in a portion of a Supreme Court court ruling given earlier this year.

Uber and others “will need to amend the basis on which they ...