I am writing this Email to you as a warning to fellow drivers and to provide proof that licensed taxi drivers are being treated with contempt by TFL.
TFL have moved the goal posts without notification to licence holders.
I have just recently renewed my licence, and this time had an added trip to the opticians, (something I have not had to do previously in the last twenty odd years) for an eye test which added to my delay in sending back my renewal.
My licence expired on the 28/8/13 and I was not able to send back all the pieces of the completed renewal until 31/8/13
The post office told me, would arrive by registered post by 2/9/13
I next received a letter from TPH on 11/9/13 dated 9/9/13 that they had received my renewal and payment and that I should not work until I received my licence, for if I was to work before then, would be illegal and might result in being prosecuted
This letter was not signed by anyone but merely "licensing administration".
My new licence arrived on 21/913 and was posted out on 19/9/13:
However my new licence is dated 11/913, which means it has sat on someone's desk for over a week with a ban on me working until I have now received it.
I'm now wondering how much compensation I am entitled to........