PHVs (1)

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Keith Prince
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the Mayor's estimate of the number of licensed but uninsured private hire vehicles following the High Court's decision not to uphold TfL's requirement that a private hire vehicle must be covered by Hire and Reward insurance at the point of licensing and for the duration of a vehicles licence. Does he agree with the taxi trades figures of 10% (around 8,500 vehicles)?


Answer for PHVs (1)

Answer for PHVs (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All licensed private hire vehicles must have valid Hire and Reward insurance in place at the point of licensing and when in use as a private hire vehicle. Transport for London (TfL) and the Police will take immediate action where the correct insurance cover is not in place.

TfL undertakes regular on-street vehicle inspections, which include checking that vehicles have the correct insurance in place. Between June 2016 and July 2017, TfL has conducted 108,692 private hire vehicle checks. Nine vehicles had their licence revoked for not having insurance.