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At the end of March 2015:
the total number of licensed taxi and private hire vehicles in England increased by 9.3% to 242,200 between 2013 and 2015. This was the highest number of licensed vehicles since comparable records were first collected in 2005
69% of all licensed vehicles in England were private hire vehicles
35% of the total number of licensed taxis and private hire vehicles in England were in London
an estimated 58% of licensed taxis are wheelchair accessible, this was 100% of taxis in London
there were 297,600 taxi or private hire vehicle driver licences in England, 12,400 more than in 2013
55% of licences were private hire vehicle only, 21% taxi only and the remaining 24% dual licences