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The BBC's chief investigative journalist, Guy Lynn, opened a can of worms when he revealed an astonishing level of fraud within the minicab trade.

Drivers keen to avoid the official TfL topographical test were paying examiners at a BTEC approved training school to take the exams for them.

After the program broadcast it became apparent that TfL were unable to quickly identify who, or even how many, currently licensed minicab drivers had obtained a licence through this fraud.

Ofqual (The Governments office for regulating qualifications and examinations) subsequently issued a statement that cast doubt on the entire BTEC system.

Associated links:

Ofqual statement

Letter to commissioner

LTDA letter to Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport