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Consultation on changes to taxi fares in April 2020

The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 provides that in respect of the charges for hackney carriages, we can “fix the rates or fares within the district as well for time as distance, and all other charges in connection with the hire of a vehicle … by means of a table.”

Fares comprise charges for distance travelled and waiting time. There are three tariffs for distance, depending on the time of day and day of the week.

In accordance with the act, we are required to undertake public consultation before making any changes to the table of fares.

We propose amending the table of fares on 1 April 2020 as follows:

Contact us at or 01223 457888 to tell us what you think of the proposal.

If no objections to the proposal are made, or if all objections are withdrawn, the revised table of fares will come into operation on 1 April 2020.