PHV Regulation (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3278
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given that the Mayor promised to be "the most pro-business Mayor ever", will he commit to an immediate cessation of regulations that threaten the livelihood of private hire drivers?

Answer

Answer for PHV Regulation (2)

Answer for PHV Regulation (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am determined to create a vibrant taxi and private hire market, with space for all providers to flourish, while driving up standards that will improve safety and the quality of service offered to all Londoners and visitors to the city

The number of private hire licensees has almost doubled in recent years - there are now over 110,000 private hire drivers and 80,000 private hire vehicles in London. It is therefore important, now more than ever, that safety and overall standards are protected across the private hire industry in London. My recently published Taxi and Private Hire Action Plan will address these concerns by ensuring our private hire trade is of the highest standard, both in terms of safety and quality, for the benefit of customers. The changes TfL is making to private hire regulations are an important part in achieving this. You can read more about my plans here:

http://content.tfl.gov.uk/taxi-and-private-hire-action-plan-2016.pdf