Applications to become a Taxi or Private Hire driver

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1712
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Are all applicants to become a Taxi or Private Hire driver required to gain a satisfactory results from a full DSB/CRB check? If not, please supply, in relation to London, a) the number of applicants who were not required to undergo these checks, broken down by trade b) how many only possessed a certificate of good conduct and c) how many did not have a certificate of good conduct?

Answer

Answer for Applications to become a Taxi or Private Hire driver

Answer for Applications to become a Taxi or Private Hire driver

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. TfL requires all applicants for a taxi or private hire driver licence have the same enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks which are then repeated every three years.

All licensing decisions made by TfL are done on a case-by-case basis in light of all the information available to them at the time a decision is made. A licence will not be granted if there are any concerns about an applicant's fitness to hold a licence.