Taxi and Private Hire Trade (4)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 6th August 2019.

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Photo of David Kurten David Kurten Brexit Alliance

You previously said that Cashback is not a facility that is currently available in London Taxis. Who decides whether cashback is a facility that can be provided in a London Taxi? What mechanisms does TfL have to stop a taxi driver providing this?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Transport for London (TfL) is responsible for the conditions of fitness for London cabs including that cabs must be fitted with an approved card payment device. The list of approved devices and their specifications is published on TfL’s website.

Card payment devices do not currently provide for cashback and I would be concerned about taxi drivers needing to carry large sums of cash to facilitate this.