Implementation of the legislation has been phased, with operator licensing near completion and driver licensing
at the end of a consultation process. Over 2,000 operators have applied and It is estimated that there are about
40,000 drivers and a similar number of vehicles.
To cope with the additional volume a new integrated taxicab and private hire information technology system
(TAPITS) has been developed. Alongside this, are plans to develop a computer-based Knowledge of London testing
system that will interface with the proposed integrated system.
In November 2005, in the report 'Where to, Guv’?, the London Assembly's Transport Committee reported on a review
of the Public Carriage Office and made some key recommendations.