TfL has re-launched its enhanced delicensing fund that supports taxi drivers who want to delicense their Euro 3, 4 or 5 vehicles.
Following the announcement of £24m funding from the Mayor, TfL has restructured the taxi delicensing scheme.
Payments of up to £6,000 are now available to current applicants having allocated all the payments at the higher levels. We continue to accept applications on a first come, first served basis. As we are not paying out the final and lowest level of payments, your applications may take longer than usual to process. We are trying to process applications as quickly as possible.
Applicants who have already been allocated and paid at £8,000 and £7,000 levels may have their payment upgraded following a full reconciliation of applications. If you receive an email from TfL offering a top up payment of £1,000, please provide the requested information so we can make the additional payment. If you have any queries about this top up payment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How payment allocations are decided is shown below.
If you are the owner of a diesel taxi that is less than 14 years old you may be able to surrender your taxi vehicle licence and plate in exchange for a payment from TfL. Once a taxi vehicle licence has been surrendered and the vehicle delicensed it cannot be licensed in London again.
Check whether you are eligible for the scheme under these Terms and Conditions.
Please ensure you have carefully read and understood the Terms and Conditions before applying.
To apply for a delicensing grant you will need your vehicle registration number, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and vehicle licence number to complete the application, as well as an email address we can contact you on.
Apply for your taxi delicensing payment.
Following the launch of a new Enhanced Taxi Delicensing Scheme on 15 January 2019, the original delicensing scheme (anyone who applied before 2019) has been discontinued.
We kindly ask that you do not chase for a response as we will be in touch with you.
Please note, the scheme is only available to Hackney Carriages; Private Hire Vehicles are not eligible for this scheme.
Following a public consultation we will be introducing changes to taxi vehicle age limits and exemptions. These changes are being introduced in order to reduce harmful emissions from taxis and improve air quality in the capital.
The taxi age limits consultation report and decision paper which summarises the consultation report and makes recommendations to the Commissioner, is available for download.
Visit our Emission Standards for Taxis page for more information about how this may affect you.