Uber's Licence

MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Question By: 
Keith Prince
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


After the granting of a 15 month licence, will Uber London Limited be required to conform to Transport for London's new operator licensing criteria which requires operators to demonstrate the overall booking process for all booking channels including apps is compliant with the Private Hire Vehicles act?


Answer for Uber's Licence

Answer for Uber's Licence

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) has not changed its criteria for licensing private hire operators. It has always been the case that all licensed private hire operators must comply with the regulations and legislation that are in place including in relation to how PHV bookings are accepted.

Uber London Limited (ULL) is no exception to that.

The Chief Magistrate granted ULL a 15 month licence subject to a number of conditions. TfL will closely monitor ULL's adherence to these conditions for the duration of the licence, one of which requires ULL to give TfL at least 28 days' notice of any material changes it intends to make to its operating model. More information can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/tph-news.