Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Chief Executive submitted a report seeking Committee’s views about whether Hackney Carriage fares should be reviewed.
It was noted that at the annual taxi meeting, Hackney Carriage representatives reported that customers had questioned the level of night-time rates, as they considered that £6.75 for the first mile and £1.05 for each 1/5 mile thereafter was too high. They asked for consideration to be given to a reduction of the night-time uplift.
Committee were advised in general terms of the fare tariffs implemented by other local authorities.
The consensus was that there should be a reduction in the uplift and discussion took place as to what level the night-time fare should be set at.
RESOLVED THAT COMMITTEE:
1. Approve the reduction in the night-time tariff for Hackney Carriages. For the hiring begun between 12 midnight and 6am and between 7pm and 12 midnight on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the fare will be £5.50 for up to one mile, then the standard rate/fare of £0.70 for each 1/5th mile thereafter.
2. Authorise the Head of Legal and Democratic Services to advertise the proposed table of fares as required by legislation.
Publication date: 06/02/2024
Date of decision: 30/01/2024
Decided at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Licensing