TfL Ref: FOI-0922-1718
Thank you for your email received on 18 July asking for information about Uber’s use of PHV105 forms.
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 hold the information you require. You asked for:
“..monthly data since Uber Ltd London Licence granting of how many PHV 105 forms have been returned on a month by month breakdown?
Of these how many drivers cited in PHV/105 forms have faced revocation from TFL following receipt of these forms?”
Unfortunately, to provide the information you have requested would exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ of £450 set by the Freedom of Information (Appropriate Limit and Fees Regulations 2004).
The PHV105 ‘Notification of driver dismissal forms’ supplied to us by private hire operators are not attached to the operator record but to the record of the driver concerned. We would therefore have to manually check the records of each private hire driver to extract and collate information about which operators these had come from and to establish what licensing action was taken as a result.
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 considerably exceed the cost limit to provide a response to your request. To help bring the cost of responding to your request within the £450 limit, you may wish to consider narrowing its scope so that we can more easily locate, retrieve and extract the information you are seeking. For example we would be able to provide the total number of PHV105 forms we have received which are not specifically linked to any operator from the past year.
Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
Transport for London