Request ID: FOI-0528-2223 Date published: 27 June 2022
In the last six months from January 1 2022 to 1 June 2022 - How many TFL Private Hire Driver license requests were made and what is the average time it has taken from application to issuing the private hire driver license?
Our ref: FOI-0528-2223/GH
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 7 June 2022 asking for information about Private Hire Driver Licences.
Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold some of the information you require.
In the last six months from January 1 2022 to 1 June 2022 - How many TFL Private Hire Driver license requests were made
During this period we received 21,980 applications.
and what is the average time it has taken from application to issuing the private hire driver license?
The licence application process is complex, multi-staged and often iterative, which can involve requests for further information or clarity from applicants. There are also a number of elements in the licensing process that are outside of TfL’s control, such as the completion of a DBS check and submission of any required medical information. Therefore, there is no average time or target for when licensing decisions are taken and this depends on individual applications. In each case we need to ensure that an applicant is ‘fit and proper’ to ensure the continued safety of the travelling public.
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Graham Hurt FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London