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Issue of Taxi-Cab plates (FOI)

Issue of Taxi-Cab plates (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 20 April 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please advise how many Taxi-Cab plates (broken down by colours and types)


Are in issue.


Have been temporarily withdrawn for Covid-19 related (or any other) reasons. And if so the terms involved.


Are currently suspended for driver disciplinary reasons.


Whether any delay to the intended conversion of all remaining White and Yellow Taxi-Cab plates to Purple Plates by 31 March 2021 has been authorised by DVS or the Minister. And if so the terms involved, including whether any other delay or concession between those who already operate on a Purple Plate with second tariff as part of a DVS Recognised Cab Firm and those who have not.


Taxi-Cab plates in issue as at 16 April 2021

​Yellow ​White ​Purple Red (including purple / red)​Total
​100 ​5​145​35​285



The following table details the number of Plate holders who have informed DVS that they are not actively working in the industry as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The terms set with the individuals are on a case by case basis and vary dependant on the circumstance.

​Plate holders not actively working by plate colour ​

​Plate colour 


​Yellow ​13
​Purple ​12
White ​​2
​Total ​27



There are currently no drivers suspended for disciplinary reasons.


The information you have requested regarding the conversion to purple plates is exempt under Article 36 (future publication) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011. This information will be published soon on in the Ministerial report that will accompany the pending Ministerial Decision to implement the single tier taxi system.

Article applied

Article 36 Information intended for future publication

(1) Information is qualified exempt information if, at the time when the request for the information is made, the information is being held by a public authority with a view to its being published within 12 weeks of the date of the request.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant –

(a) of the date when the information will be published;

(b) of the manner in which it will be published; and

(c) by whom it will be published.

(3) In this Article, “published” means published –

(a) by a public authority; or

(b) by any other person.

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