THE
SCOTTISH
PRIVATE HIRE
ASSOCIATION

Scotland's Leading Trade Association for Private Hire Drivers

GLASGOW
LICENCE PLATE FIXING OPTION

The SPHA’s proposal to adopt a new fixing position for private hire plates was approved by Glasgow City Council in November 2022.

SUCCESS - CAMPAIGN COMPLETE
GLASGOW
EDINBURGH
SAFETY SCREENS IN PHCs

In August 2022 we succeeded in getting safety screens allowed in Glasgow’s private hire cars.  The campaign now continues in Edinburgh.

SUCCESS - GLASGOW CAMPAIGN COMPLETE
EDINBURGH CAMPAIGN ONGOING
EDINBURGH
WINDOW TINT POLICY

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INVERCLYDE
OVERTURN BAN ON CCTV

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OUR CAMPAIGNS

Private Hire Licence Plate Placements (Glasgow)

SUCCESS

The SPHA successfully lobbied for change in November 2022 when our proposal to provide private hire car owners with an alternative to drilling holes into their bumpers was adopted by Glasgow Licensing. Now, owners have the option to display their license plate next to the car’s registration plate. The SPHA continues to advocate for positive changes in the private hire trade.

 

Safety Screens in Private Hire Cars (Glasgow)

SUCCESS

The SPHA achieved a major victory in August 2022. Our successful lobbying efforts with Glasgow Council resulted in a new option for private hire car owners. The council approved our proposal to allow the installation of safety screens in cars for increased safety and long-term use. We continue to campaign on issues of on-the-job safety for private hire drivers.

 

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The Scottish Private Hire Association (SPHA) is the leading trade association for licensed private hire drivers in Scotland. We bring together self-employed sole traders to form a powerful collective voice that represents the shared interests and concerns of our members. Guided by principles of solidarity, democracy, and service, we work to improve the private hire trade and defend the livelihoods of drivers.

In recent years, there has been a growing movement of private hire drivers coming together to achieve positive changes in the trade. The SPHA is at the forefront of this movement, advocating for the industry at government and council levels. Our team, with backgrounds in trade unionism, has successfully lobbied for the adoption of several licensing policies across multiple local authorities.

Our mission is to drive positive reforms in the private hire trade and to maintain the professional standards of our members. As representatives and stakeholders of the industry, we are committed to defending the trade and ensuring that our members are able to earn a fair livelihood. Join us in our mission to improve the private hire trade in Scotland.

What We Stand For

The Scottish Private Hire Association (SPHA) is dedicated to advancing the interests of licensed private hire drivers in Scotland. We work to ensure that our members can earn a fair income and that working conditions are continuously improved. Our commitment to customer service and professionalism sets us apart and elevates the standards for the industry.

The SPHA collaborates with other industry stakeholders and works with local authorities, the Scottish Government, licensing departments, and the Police, to drive progress and improvement in the private hire trade. We encourage solidarity, cooperation, and professional excellence among our members and the wider private hire community.

We also defend our members against threats to their livelihoods, including challenges to their licenses or status as self-employed sole traders, and we defend the trade from events that threaten the earning potential and working conditions of the industry as a whole.  Join us in our mission to improve the private hire trade in Scotland.