Taxi and Private Hire Trade (2)

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What progress to date has been made of the 13,000k PH drivers who did not have adequate DBS clearance? How many have been found to have criminal convictions?


Answer for Taxi and Private Hire Trade (2)

Answer for Taxi and Private Hire Trade (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) has identified and written to approximately 2,621 private hire licencees and 852 applicants informing them that they will need to obtain a new enhanced DBS check with its service provider, GB Group.

As of 5 December 2017, TfL has suspended 916 of the 2,621 drivers who have failed to undertake a new enhanced DBS check via GB Group.

TfL is reviewing all new enhanced disclosures received via GB Group. Of the 2,621 over half have already been checked. Of these, two drivers have received convictions subsequent to their original enhanced DBS check. TfL has taken appropriate licensing action against both drivers.