Conservatives Save Taxicard Scheme

At the end of last year we campaigned to stop the Mayor’s cuts to the Taxicard Scheme that helps almost 70,000 disabled Londoners get about their daily lives.

The Mayor and TfL u-turned because of our campaign and the Taxicard Scheme is now protected until the end of 2019.

We were deeply disappointed by the London Labour Mayor's proposals to sharply reduce the funding for the Taxicard scheme. In his manifesto, published during the Mayoral Campaign, Khan explicitly promised to:

"Ensure Taxicard continues to provide crucial support for those less able to get around London."

The Taxicard scheme provides subsidised door-to-door journeys in licensed taxis and private hire vehicles for London residents who have serious mobility or visual impairments. This helps people who find using public transport very difficult or impossible – such as the blind or those unable to walk. We strongly opposed any reduction in funding for this scheme, and are very glad that the Mayor has heeded our advice.

We will keep campaigning to save the Taxicard, and will continue to hold the Labour Mayor to account over his failure to protect London’s most vulnerable citizens.