Taxi and Private Hire Trade (7)

MQT on 2018-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2018
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Mayor says that issues are common to licensing authorities for taxi and private hire services across the country and that he has called on the Government to bring forward legislation that applies nationally in order to provide an effective national solution. Is it not the case that it is predominantly one PH Operator that is causing most of the problems throughout the country in terms of cross-border hiring and causing disruptive change to local taxi and private hire markets?


Answer for Taxi and Private Hire Trade (7)

Answer for Taxi and Private Hire Trade (7)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The practice of cross border hiring has been commonplace for many years. Indeed, it was reviewed by the Law Commission as part of their review from 2012-2014.


Transport for London and I continue to push for a national solution to this issue and have put forward detailed proposals in order to address it. For details of these proposals, please see my answer to MQ2018/0610.