Welcome to The National Private Hire Association

Raising standards in the trade, both actual
and as perceived by the public

“I wonder if you could help me... I’m having a bit of trouble with -

  • My licensing authority
  • My drivers
  • My operator
  • My Licensing Committee
  • My competition..."

This is the way most of the phone calls and emails to this Association start out, with a combination of any of the above difficulties – sometimes all of them. 

That’s why the NPHA exists, and why there is a continuing need for such an organisation.  Have you ever felt out on a limb – that there’s nowhere to turn to try to solve your particular trade-related troubles?  Look no further!  This website sets out what we do, how we do it, and the way to answer the burning question posed by hundreds of licence holders around the country:- 

What’s in it for me?

Over the last quarter century the NPHA has developed a reputation as the leading trade association representing members from all sectors of the industry:  private hire operators, whose drivers are automatically entitled to member benefits through the company; local private hire and hackney carriage associations, who may affiliate to the NPHA as a group; and individual private hire and hackney carriage drivers.

This website provides a wealth of useful information to members nationwide, and is an invaluable source of research and advice concerning legislation, case law, hackney carriage fares, industry statistics, Government consultations - in short, anything that pertains to the private hire and hackney carriage industry.

With the ever-changing face of the trade, our goals have stretched even further to embrace the concepts of new technology, increased competition from app-based businesses, and widespread exchange of ideas across every aspect of the industry from national and local government, through to all strata of transport providers countrywide.  It’s all about survival.

Why should you join?

  • More money in your pocket
  • More clout with your council
  • More backup when things go pear-shaped
  • More opportunity of being heard and changing things for the better

Want to find out more?

  • Dive into our website
  • Send us an email: npha@btconnect.com
  • Pick up the phone:  0161 280 2800