Private hire consultation

Closed 14 Jan 2011

Opened 6 Oct 2010


When we consider changes to the law that may affect your business we have to find out your views. We do this through consultations.

Why We Are Consulting

We are reviewing some of the policies that govern private hire operators, drivers and vehicles, including:

  • Licensing and other requirements for drivers
  • Signage and the types of vehicle that can be licensed
  • Premises that can be used as operating centres 
  • Planning permission and other requirements for operators
  • Criminal record checks for operator licence applicants

Read the private hire consultation document (PDF 260KB)

If you would like to comment on any of these issues, please email us or write to:

Private hire consultation
TfL London taxi and private hire
4th Floor Palestra (4Y7)
197 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8NJ

  • If you are responding by post, submit two copies of your response
  • If you are responding as an organisation, include some background information about your organisation and the people that you represent
  • Please make clear which part of the consultation document your comments refer to by referencing the paragraph number


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