FOI request detail

PHV/105 forms submitted by Uber

Request ID: FOI-0097-2122
Date published: 12 May 2021

You asked

Follow-up to FOI-2613-2021 I would like to request the total number of PHV/105 forms that have been submitted by Uber to TfL between 28 September 2020 and 15 April 2021, offering a breakdown of: • The PHV/105 forms that cite failed Real Time ID checks (RTID) • The PHV/105 forms that cite fraudulent activity Further to this, can you please specify what number of these PHV105 forms referencing RTID failures and fraud have resulted in: • Licensing action • Revocations

We answered

Our Ref: FOI-0097-2122 Thank you for your request received on 15 April 2021 asking for information about PHV/105 forms submitted by Uber. Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require. Unfortunately, to provide the information you have requested would still exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ of £450 set by the Freedom of Information (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. A previously advised, under section 12 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to comply with a request if we estimate that the cost of determining whether we hold the information, locating and retrieving it and extracting it from other information would exceed the appropriate limit. This is calculated at £25 per hour for every hour spent on the activities described. We have estimated that it would cost in excess of £450 to provide a response to your current request. This is because it is estimated that it would take over 29 working hours to retrieve and compile the information you have requested. Based on the report ran for your previous request, there were 1,251 PHV105 forms received between 28 Sept 2020 and 24 March 2021, of which 177 refer, or may include/refer, to potential fraudulent activity. We would need to review all of these, in addition to any received from 24 March to 15 April 2021. We estimate it would take up to ten minutes to review each record. To help bring the cost of responding to your request within the £450 limit, you may wish to consider narrowing its scope further. If you want to refine your request or make a Freedom of Information Act request in future, please bear in mind that the Freedom of Information Act allows you to request recorded information held by us. Although your request can take the form of a question, rather than a request for specific documents, we do not have to answer your question if it would require the creation of new information or the provision of a judgement, explanation, advice or opinion that was not already recorded at the time of your request. Please note that we will not be taking further action until we receive your revised request. If you are considering submitting a further FOI request please think carefully about whether the request is essential at this current time, as answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. Where requests are made, please note that our response time may be impacted by the current situation. Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal. Yours sincerely Gemma Jacob Senior FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London [email protected]

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