Coventry cabbies face increase in operational costs as consultation launched by council

It's been revealed by Coventry Live that Coventry City Council are looking at increasing taxi and private hire charges as they review licensing fees.

The new charges will come into force on 30 August subject to a consultation. 

Operators face an increase in licence fees from £1,668 to £2,000, while a re-granting of a licence made within six months of a licence expiring will increase from £1,708 to £2,040. 

Taxi drivers will face a £67 increase, which will see a new three year licence rise from £518 to £585, while private hire drivers will see a £57 rise from £458 to £515 for their vehicles.

Driver licence renewals will see an increase from £223 to £310, an additional driver licence will increase from £223 to £260, and re-granting a licence will see a rise from £243 to £330.

A new vehicle licence will increase from £217 to £275, the cost of a vehicle licence renewal will rise from £187 to £245, while a vehicle licence re-grant will rise from £207 to £265. 

A mandatory driver refresher training course is being included, costing £50. A licensing and regulatory committee will convene on Tuesday 25 June, where the changes are expected to be approved.

Image Source: Geograph

Image Author: Robin Stott

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