The SPHA Mission
The Scottish Private Hire Association (SPHA) is the leading trade body for licensed private hire drivers in Scotland. We form a powerful collective voice to represent the concerns of our members while working to improve the private hire trade and to defend the livelihoods of drivers.
The SPHA is at the forefront of a growing movement of private hire drivers coming together to achieve positive changes for the trade. By advocating for the industry at government and council levels, our team has successfully lobbied for the adoption of several licensing policies across multiple council areas.
Our mission is to drive positive reforms in the private hire trade and to seek improvements to the licensing regime. In doing so, the SPHA consults and engages with other trade stakeholders, with councils and licensing departments, with the Scottish Government, and with Police Scotland.
SPHA members also enjoy legal protection for their private hire licences. Our members are professionally represented at licensing hearings and enforcement checks.
The SPHA also defends 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 Scottish private hire trade.