Decision details

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, Section 65; Request To Increase Hackney Carriage Maximum Fares:

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




A proposal to increase maximum Hackney Carriage fares by 10p on the flag fall (£3.30 to £3.40) and 3% on the running mile and waiting time be published in accordance with Section 65 for a period of not less than fourteen days to allow for objections to be made.

Reasons for the decision:

The setting of fares is a statutory duty placed upon the Council and it is the Council’s responsibility to strike a balance between setting a fare that is acceptable to the customer and to the taxi driver. The Cabinet Member for Housing and Safer Communities has the responsibility for decision making.

Alternative options considered:

All options were outlined in paragraph 5.14 of the report.

Publication date: 27/10/2020

Date of decision: 27/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 27/10/2020 - Cabinet Member for Housing and Safer Communities

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