PHVs (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3170
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Has the Mayor got any plans to appeal 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, and for the duration of, its licence?

Answer

Answer for PHVs (2)

Answer for PHVs (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are no plans to appeal the High Court's decision on insurance requirements for private hire vehicles (PHVs).

It remains the case that PHVs must be covered by hire and reward insurance at the point of licensing and when in use as a PHV.

However, Transport for London will be consulting on insurance arrangements for taxis and PHVs following the comments of Mr Justice Mitting, including requirements for hire and reward insurance to be in place at all times. The consultation will launch later this year.