Black Cab Organisations and TfL (4)

MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Question By: 
Len Duvall
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In answer to 2017/3311 you state "TfL will consider formal engagement with registered friendly societies, or trade unions, which represents no less than five percent of licensed taxi drivers at the start of the financial year". Will this apply to all of the trade organisations on the Ranks Committee? Additionally, do these organisations have Suburban members in Sector 3, which covers Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley?


Answer for Black Cab Organisations and TfL (4)

Answer for Black Cab Organisations and TfL (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has an established engagement policy which can be accessed online at the following link:

The engagement policy sets out TfL's engagement with the five main trade associations. New organisations wishing to join will need to demonstrate they meet the criteria in the engagement policy. TfL does continue to meet other associations on an ad-hoc basis, at their request.

I have been informed that the trade organisations that form the Cab Ranks Committee have suburban taxi drivers as members, including from Sector 3.