Thank you for your emails received by us on 9 and 17 May 2017 asking where Transport for London (TfL) licensed private hire drivers work.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. You asked for:
“how many of these Drivers that live in Sheffield & licensed by TfL work predominantly in London? Or Sheffield?
That's a) TfL PH Drivers living in Sheffield working in London?
b) TfL PH Drivers living in Sheffield working in Sheffield?”
We do not hold the information you have requested as the information we receive from private hire operators only confirms all of the drivers and vehicles that are working or are available for hire within a given period. This data is not classified in accordance with where private hire drivers are working.
Private hire operators can take bookings anywhere in England and Wales, provided the vehicle, driver and operator are licenced by the same licensing authority and the booking is accepted within this authority.
Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.
FOI Case Officer
Transport For London