Private Hire Operator Licence - Uber (3)

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I understand that New York City recently introduced separate regulations for e-hailing and Private Hire bookings. Will you look at New York's example to learn lessons about regulating a changing market in the digital age?


Answer for Private Hire Operator Licence - Uber (3)

Answer for Private Hire Operator Licence - Uber (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has recently consulted on a proposed review of the private hire regulations. This looked at whether the regulations remain fit for purpose and in particular whether the existing controls on booking procedures and operating models are appropriate. 

TfL is considering the responses and will be bringing forward a package of measures to strengthen the regulation of private hire services in London in the coming months. I am always interested in the experiences of regulators around the world, particularly in light of advances in technology and changes to operating models, and whether we can draw on those experiences for the benefit of all Londoners, and we will continue to liaise with them.