TfL has admitted it is “disappointed” that only 16 London Boroughs are currently Fors-accredited, and that a number of London Boroughs and other bodies including the Metropolitan Police continue to use sub-contractors who are not Fors-accredited.

“It is disappointing that not all London Boroughs are following the industry in improving safety standards by joining Fors… and we will continue to encourage them to follow this lead to better road safety for all,” a TfL spokesman told

“We are also disappointed that not all public bodies require Fors-accredited subcontractors throughout their supply chain,” he added.

The statement comes after Essex vehicle recovery firm Boleyn Recovery and Fleet Services director Stephen Smith told that at least three London Boroughs and the Metropolitan Police were still using non-Fors-accredited subcontractors – a practice he said “makes the whole scheme pointless”, in his opinion.