Taxi drivers in Milton Keynes are set for a whopping TWENTY PERCENT fares increase once finally approved by Milton Keynes Council this week.
The 20 percent increase applies to the daytime tariff charged by black cabs in the Milton Keynes area. Night time and other special rate tariffs are set for a 10 percent increase.
The increase would be the first in ten years and has arrived now as fuel costs have soared in price alongside general living costs.
Representatives from the taxi industry requested the urgent increase earlier this year. The council then put the suggestions of a first rise since 2012 to a public consultation.
The proposal, plus any objections, will be presented to the Regulatory Committee who will make a recommendation to the Cabinet Member for Customer Services.
The new daytime tariff means a six mile long journey will rise from £14.40 to £17.40. The same journey at night will increase from £17.04 to £19.49.