Private Hire Regulations Review, Consultation. TfL Press Release.


Just over two weeks until Private Hire Regulations Review consultation closes


  • TfL continues to seek views on potential changes to Private Hire regulations
  • To contribute, >Click Here<

There are two weeks remaining in the consultation on proposed changes to regulations governing the Private Hire trade.  Transport for London (TfL) regulates private hire drivers, vehicles and operators and is seeking views on whether those regulations should change and how they should be managed.


TfL launched the consultation as a direct result of discussions with the taxi and private hire trades.  The consultation seeks views on a wide-ranging number of topics relating to the Private Hire industry, including:

  • whether drivers should meet a standard English-language requirement before becoming licensed;
  • whether TfL should take on an increased role in the complaints procedure;
  • how regulations may be amended to allow ride-sharing; and
  • how regulations governing in-venue operators may be improved.

The consultation also asks whether private hire operators’ databases, of bookings and jobs undertaken, should be uploaded to TfL’s servers. This would provide TfL with a greater understanding of the industry, assist in licensing and aid enforcement activity.


Transport for London – London Taxi and Private Hire  

Email: For enquiries email

Web: For licensing information visit the TfL website

or try TfL’s Common Questions Section

Twitter: You can now follow us on Twitter @TfLTPH

Telephone: For driver and operator enquiries call 0343 222 4444, for vehicle enquiries call 0343 222 5555

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