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South Staffordshire taxi fares set to rise 33% to match Wolverhampton tariffs

Taxi tariffs in South Staffordshire are set to rise 33%, to match Wolverhampton taxi prices, after concerns over industry running costs and inflation.

Taxi fares have not been updated since 2010 which currently makes the district one of the cheapest taxi tariffs in England.

If the new fare proposals are given the green light, a taxi journey usually costing £5.10 would now cost £6.80.

In Spring 2022, South Staffordshire District Council shipped out taxi licensing to City of Wolverhampton Council.

A South Staffordshire District Council report says: “This is an increase of 33 percent.

"However, Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation over the same period is 57.7 percent, meaning that if the fare was to increase at that rate it would be £8.04.

“Engagement and consultation with the trade has been ongoing, with consideration given to inflation, labour shortages in the taxi industry, future anticipated costs, fares set by other authorities.”


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