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LPHCA High Court Action against TfL

Operator fees challenge overview

The Licensed Private Hire Car Association (LPHCA) are a Trade Association that represents Licensed Private Hire Operators and have set up a ‘Fighting Fund’ to raise money towards vital political & legal work, alongside various other work for the campaigns we are undertaking.

We are calling on the entire Private Hire Industry to unite against measures that could wipe out many, many Operators, leaving the futures of many drivers, industry suppliers and others connected to the industry in jeopardy too.

The fighting fund is currently geared around the extortionate Operator fees structure implemented by TfL TPH. We feel these fees must reflect the cost of licensing Operators and the cost should be appropriate to the license issuing costs, therefore we believe the new operator fees structure exposes an illogical range of increases and decreases (shown in the table below).

We believe the new fee structure for Private Hire Operator licensing introduced by TfL is unreasonable, unnecessary and unfair, as having just one extra vehicle make fees go from £30,000 to £150,000.

We have found ourselves with no choice other than to seek a Judicial Review in the High Court. We have launched the fighting fund and will be asking every one of London’s thousands of Operators to contribute towards the Judicial Review as we believe that this is a 'David verses Goliath' battle that must be won.

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Fighting Fund - How to Donate / Help

So far, we have received donations from Operators and Suppliers in the Private Hire Industry and we are seeking further donations from anyone that would like to support us. We would like to thank those that are able to make donations as your contributions will significantly help us.

There are several ways you can pledge your support, please see below:

  1. Support us by becoming an LPHCA Member (Licensed Private Hire Operators only)

  2. Click here to donate to the fighting fund now

  3. Click here if you’d like to drop us an e-mail

  4. To chat to one of our team on the phone, please call the office on 01442 833464

Fighting Fund - Current Donations

A massive thank you to everyone who has donated to the fighting fund so far, a list of the company names can be seen below:

* These companies have kindly made multiple donations