PHV Written English Test

MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Question By: 
Gareth Bacon
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many licensed PHV drivers have currently taken the written English test, how many have passed, and how many are yet to sit the exam?


Answer for PHV Written English Test

Answer for PHV Written English Test

Answered By: 
The Mayor

From October 2016 to 30 April 2017, there have been 1,729 tests sat by applicants/licensees with an overall pass rate (incorporating listening, speaking, reading and writing) of 65 per cent. Of the total number of tests taken, 1,236 passed the written element (71 per cent).

The number of tests taken represents between one and two per cent of private hire drivers.  The deadline to meet this requirement has recently been extended to 9 April 2018 in light of ongoing legal proceedings.