Policy paper

CMA’s response to TfL’s private hire regulations proposals

Sets out the CMA’s concerns about Transport for London’s (TfL) proposals to change its private hire regulations.


CMA response to TfL’s proposals


This response outlines the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) concerns that some of the proposed changes could affect entry, expansion or innovation in the private hire vehicle (PHV) market. They could also harm competition between taxis and PHVs. We are concerned that the proposed changes could lead to services of a lower quality and/or higher prices for consumers.

We urge TfL to take the impact of its proposed changes on competition into account before proceeding.

Published 2 December 2015