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Taxi and private hire vehicle statistics, England: 2023 Published Date: 11/07/2023

The DfT has published the 2023 Taxi and Private Hire vehicle statistics including, for the first time, tables that include data for Wales.

The statistics show that, as at 1 April 2023:

  • there were 289,400 licensed taxis and PHVs, an increase of 11.0% since 2022
  • 80% of all licensed vehicles were PHVs
  • 55% of licensed taxis were wheelchair accessible
  • all taxis in London were wheelchair accessible
  • 2% of PHVs were wheelchair accessible
  • there were 346,300 driver licences, an increase of 4.9% since 2022
  • 67% of licences were PHV only licences
  • 11% were taxi only licences
  • 21% were dual licences