Taxi and Private Hire Trade (5)

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

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Photo of David Kurten David Kurten Brexit Alliance

You recently said that taxi drivers should seek their own legal advice, if they have licensing concerns. How do you expect drivers to fund this, when the average cost is approximately £300 per hour? Would you consider giving taxi drivers access to TfL's legal department for legal advice?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I do not consider it would be appropriate for Transport for London, as the licensing authority, to provide legal advice to licensees. I recognise the costs of instructing lawyers and I encourage licensees to explore advisory services available through citizens’ advice bureaus, insurance policies or by linking up with others through trade bodies or unions.