Hackney Carriages: Tariffs and Fares 2017

Each year South Gloucestershire Council, as Licensing Authority, reviews the table of tariffs and fares for all hackney carriages (taxis) and private hire vehicles in the district.

Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Operators provide a valuable public transport service in the area, particularly in rural areas and at times when other modes of public transport are unavailable. In order for this service to remain viable it is important to give realistic and timely increases in hackney carriage fares.

The current set of tariffs and fares has not increased since 2010 and with changing economic factors leading to rising costs in many industries, rising consumer inflation and fuel price increases, the methodology which is used to test whether a fares increase is needed has now indicated that a rise of 2.73% is required.

Potential additional income will contribute to the continued maintenance and investment of vehicles in safeguarding the travelling public and whilst the travelling public could be paying slightly more for fares, given the suggested increase, the Table of Tariffs and Fares is a maximum limit and licensed drivers may charge less if they feel the current level of fares is adequate.

Again it should be noted that this would be the first increase in fares for six and a half years.

Please view the Public Notice document available here or via the documents section of this web page. The report to the Regulatory Committee, available here, also provides some key, background information.

The Public Notice is also available from your local South Gloucestershire library and One Stop Shop.

Any comments or objections to the attached table of fares must be made in writing to:

The Director of Environment and Community Services

PO Box 299, Trading Standards & Licensing

Civic Centre, High Street, Bristol, BS15 0DR

within a period of 14 days from the date of this Notice.

Responses can also be sent to licensing@southglos.gov.uk


This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results, which will be published here in due course.


  • Opened
    15 Mar 2017 at 00:00
  • Closed
    29 Mar 2017 at 23:59
  • Response Published



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