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Licensing decision on Uber London Limited

TfLTPH Notice 13/17 Transport for London (TfL) has today (Friday 22 September) informed Uber London Limited that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on 30 September. TfL’s regulation of London’s taxi and private hire trades is designed to ensure passenger safety. Private hire operators […]

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Cross-border hirings: Val Shawcross letter to local authorities 

Cross-border hiring of taxis and private hire vehicles I am writing to you to raise the issue of cross-border hiring of taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs). Instances of cross-border hiring are growing rapidly across the country. This brings with it associated problems for local licensing authorities but it is a national problem that needs […]

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TfL confirms changes to private hire operator licence fees

TfL press release Changes see operators paying a fee which reflects the increased costs of licensing and enforcement Increased fees fund commitments in the Mayor’s Taxi and Private Hire Action Plan that will drive up industry standards Private hire operator licence fees have not increased since April 2013 Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that […]

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Unite welcomes London Mayor’s announcement of new officers to tackle illegal taxi and minicab activity

Unite Cab Section today welcomed the Mayor of London,  Sadiq Khan’s announcement of more TfL Compliance Officers to tackle illegal taxi and minicab activity on London’s streets. TfL press release… 50 new TfL Compliance Officers hit the streets after the Mayor announced plans to quadruple size of enforcement team. One of the first parts of […]

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English Language Requirement for London Private Hire Drivers

TfL press release Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that an English language requirement for private hire drivers was introduced on Friday 14 October. It is essential for public safety that all licensed drivers can communicate in English at an appropriate level.  Drivers must be able to communicate with passengers to discuss a route, or […]

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