Taxi Delicensing Scheme (11)

MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Question By: 
Keith Prince
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the composition of owner drivers who are applying for the new Taxi Delicensing scheme, what are the ages of those drivers and what is the vehicle emission Euro standard of those vehicles?


Answer for Taxi Delicensing Scheme (11)
Taxi Delicensing Scheme (11)

Taxi Delicensing Scheme (11)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Of the Taxi Delicensing payments that TfL has made under the revised scheme to date, 18 per cent have been to owner drivers. TfL does not ask what the ages of owner drivers are as part of the application process.

The Euro emission category of a taxi is confirmed when TfL conducts the delicensing inspection and it can then formally determine what level of payment can be made.  Of the vehicles that have been presented for a delicensing inspection by owner drivers (as at 11 March 2019), the Euro breakdown is as follows:


  • Euro 3 = 6%
  • Euro 4 = 91%
  • Euro 5 = 3%