We will now undertake a further four-week regulatory impact assessment consultation on proposed changes to private hire regulations. The consultation will be promoted through the regular weekly email you receive from TfL, and the results will be put to the TfL Board - with final decisions being taken at the Board’s meeting on 17 March.
Any change to the exemption for private hire vehicles would require a variation to the Congestion Charging Scheme Order which is subject to statutory consultation requirements.
Given that technology is continuing to evolve at such a rapid pace, further changes to the private hire regulations are likely to be needed in the near future. Therefore, TfL will keep the regulations under review to ensure that they keep pace with the changing industry and support a modern and thriving trade.