Taxis and PHVs (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5028
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

With Knowledge of London applications at a record low and All London Taxi licence surrenders at an all-time high, does the Mayor consider his Taxi and Private Hire action plan a success?

Answer

Answer for Taxis and PHVs (1)

Answer for Taxis and PHVs (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am fully committed to creating a vibrant taxi and private hire market. A number of key elements of the Action Plan have already been delivered. This includes the increased number of compliance officers, wide ranging changes to Private Hire Regulations, and mandatory card and contactless payments which has greatly improved the customer experience. Delivery of the full scope of the Action Plan will take a number of years and I am happy with the progress made to date.

Transport for London will be meeting with trade representatives in February to explore options that are available to accredit the Knowledge as a formal qualification. Accreditation of the Knowledge could enable those studying it to access student loans making it a more attractive career option for many.