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Transport for London (TfL) is a statutory body with responsibility for London's transport system, including the regulation of taxis (black cabs) and the private hire trade (minicab and chauffeur). TfL sets regulations and policies in relation to taxis and the private hire trade that are designed to ‘protect customers, and ensure vehicles are safe, accessible and meet strict environmental standards’. In order to operate, all taxi and private hire drivers must be licensed by TfL, and this requires applicants to meet certain criteria in order to satisfy TfL that they are 'fit and proper' to hold a licence. The same applies when a licence comes up for renewal. Without a licence, a company cannot accept private hire bookings.