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TfL launches consultation to further improve safety for private hire passengers

TfL press release Consultation seeks views on better signage in private hire vehicles and enhancements to background checks for applicants Views sought on an advanced driving test that would boost passenger safety Proposals build on previous regulatory changes that have driven up standards across the industry Transport for London (TfL) has today (26 March) launched […]

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Cross Border Hirings: Changes essential to improve safety for passengers

TfL press release. Serious public safety concerns after technological advances increase scale of cross-border hiring Drivers can secure licences in areas where they perceive standards are lower but then work anywhere in England Changes to the law essential to ensure passenger safety and a national minimum standard.  London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport Val Shawcross has […]

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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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