12 February 2014
Following the annual review of Taxi and Private Hire licence fees by the Transport for London (TfL) Board, the vast majority of licence fees for taxi and private hire drivers will be frozen for 2014/15.
This includes taxi and private hire vehicle and driver application and licence fees which will remain frozen at 2013/14 levels. Private Hire Operator licence, application and variation fees will also remain frozen at last year’s levels.
However, there will be increases in both the Knowledge of London appearance and written test fees to reflect the cost of administering the process. The appearance fee will rise from £300 to £350 and the written test fee from £150 to £175.
Taxi and Private Hire licence fees are reviewed annually and all funds generated are used to cover licensing and administrative costs.
The new licence fees will take effect from 1 April 2014.