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LONDON(Reuters) – U.S. taxi firm Uber is prepared to make concessions in order to reverse a decision by London authorities not to renew the company’s license in the city, a newspaper reported.

The Sunday Times said the concessions were likely to involve passenger safety and benefits for Uber’s drivers, possibly limits on working hours to improve road safety and holiday pay.

“While we haven’t been asked to make any changes, we’d like to know what we can do,” Tom Elvidge, Uber’s general manager in London, told the newspaper. “But that requires a dialogue we sadly haven’t been able to have recently.”

The Sunday Times quoted sources close to London’s transport body as saying the move was encouraging and suggested the possibility of talks.

Writing by William Schomberg; Editing by Marguerita Choy; william.schomberg@thomsonreuters.com ; +44 207 542 7778; Reuters Messaging: william.schomberg.reuters.com@reuters.net

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