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BIG RISE: Taxi fares increase 33% in Craven after twelve-year wait since last price rise

Updated: Jun 6, 2022

Taxi fares in the Craven Council district have risen by a whopping THIRTY THREE PERCENT after a twelve-year wait and the devastating affects of the cost of living crisis forces action.

Earlier this month Craven Council published a new table of fares for Hackney Carriages licensed by the Council which started from 25 May 2022.

The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 provides that in respect of the charges for Hackney Carriages, the Council “may 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”.

The tariff update is the first request made by the taxi trade to increase fares for 12 years. The fares include increased charges for all charges of approximately 33% and the inclusion of a new tariff for vehicles carrying 5 or more passengers during the festive period.

Each tariff comprises of an initial charge ‘flag drop’ for the hire of the vehicle which is due regardless of the distance travelled, then an additional charge for the distance travelled after the flag drop.

The proposed changes to the tariff of fares only impacts Craven District Council Hackney Carriages. Private Hire Operators will continue to determine their own fares for its drivers.


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