FOI request detail

number of PHV licences

Request ID: FOI-2308-1617
Date published: 19 May 2017

You asked

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST 1. How many Private Hire Vehicles (PHV) were licensed to operate by TFL on 1 April 2015? 2. How many Private Hire Vehicles (PHV) were licensed to operate by TFL on 31 Dec 2016? 3. What is the current application fee for a new private hire vehicle licence? 4. How many Taxis (Black Cab) were licensed to operate by TFL on 31 Dec 2016? 5. Does TFL operate a policy to limit or restrict the number of Taxi Licenses issued?

We answered

Thank you for your email received by us on 21 February 2017 asking for information about the licensing of Private Hire Vehicles.

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:

1. How many Private Hire Vehicles (PHV) were licensed to operate by TFL on 1 April 2015?

62,724.

2. How many Private Hire Vehicles (PHV) were licensed to operate by TFL on 31 Dec 2016?

86,188.

3. What is the current application fee for a new private hire vehicle licence?

The application fee information you asked for is available on our website using the following link:

https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/taxis-and-private-hire/licensing/private-hire-driver-licence#on-this-page-3 –

4. How many Taxis (Black Cab) were licensed to operate by TFL on 31 Dec 2016?

21,363.

5. Does TFL operate a policy to limit or restrict the number of Taxi Licenses issued?

Please see the ‘limiting private hire vehicles and taxis’ section on our website explaining further:

https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/taxis-and-private-hire/licensing/licensing-information

In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere.

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

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
Information Governance
Transport For London

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

1. How many Private Hire Vehicles (PHV) were licensed to operate by TFL on 1 April 2015?

2. How many Private Hire Vehicles (PHV) were licensed to operate by TFL on 31 Dec 2016?

3. What is the current application fee for a new private hire vehicle licence?

4. How many Taxis (Black Cab) were licensed to operate by TFL on 31 Dec 2016?

5. Does TFL operate a policy to limit or restrict the number of Taxi Licenses issued?

 

 

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