Taxi and Private Hire Trade (2)

MQT on 2018-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2018
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


On speaking with representatives from the taxi and private hire trade, it has been suggested that Private Hire Operators are required to have Contingent Liability Insurance, so that any third parties affected in incidents and accidents by any of their drivers who do not have the requisite insurance will be covered. Will you introduce a requirement for TfL licensed PH Operators to purchase Contingent Liability Insurance?


Taxi and Private Hire Trade (2)

Taxi and Private Hire Trade (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Taxi and Private Hire Action Plan included a commitment to explore the potential for private hire operators to have their own hire or reward or fleet insurance, covering all their registered drivers and vehicles.

Transport for London (TfL) sought views on this as part of its Private Hire Vehicle Safety consultation earlier this year. Specifically, TfL is considering whether it would be appropriate to introduce a requirement for private hire operators to have their own hire or reward fleet insurance, as primary cover for all of the private hire drivers and vehicles available to them.

The results of the consultation will be published soon.