FOI request detail

Number of active private hire drivers

Request ID: FOI-0907-1718
Date published: 14 August 2017

You asked

I would like to know the number of active private hire drivers for June 2017 according to figures updated to tfl via private hire operators.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-0907-1718/GH


Thank you for your email received on 15 July 2017 asking for information on private hire drivers provided to Transport for London (TfL) by private hire operators.


Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our Information Access Policy. I can confirm we do hold some of the information you require.


TfL is currently collating and verifying information from private hire operators for June 2017. The most recent  verified figures we have available are from 4 March – 31 March 2017. During that period, 70,365 private hire drivers were working or available to work for private hire operators. This number is based on data provided by private hire operators and is subject to change following further analysis and verification of the data we continue to receive. Support and guidance is given to operators to ensure that they comply with this requirement. Failing to provide this information may lead to licensing action being taken.


If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.


I am sorry to advise you that we are not yet able to respond to your other requests FOI-0908-1718 & FOI-0909-1718. We are continuing to work on these and will respond as soon as possible. Please accept my apologies for any incomnvenience.


If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.


Yours sincerely


Graham Hurt


FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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