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TAXI FARES: Exeter City Council begins consultation which could see first fares increase since 2013

Updated: Oct 17, 2022



People in Exeter are being asked to have their say on proposed new taxi fares across the city.

Exeter City Council is responsible for setting fares in the city and this follows a request from both Exeter Hackney Carriage Associations.

A consultation is now taking place and members of the public can make comments up until 2 November. Any changes made to the tariffs as a result of the insulation would be the first tariff increase in Exeter since 2013.

The latest proposals see a rise in tariffs from £2.20 to £2.70 for the first 72 yards (or part thereof) and £0.10 for each subsequent 72 yards (or part thereof), between 7am and 7pm on any other day other than Sundays or Bank Holidays.

The second tariff for journeys between 7pm and 7am and on Sundays, proposes a rise from £2.70 to £3.20 for the first 57 yards (or part thereof) and £0.10 for each subsequent 57 yards (or part thereof).


There are also new proposals for Bank Holidays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

The proposed increases should be regarded as the maximum fares that can be charged. Taxi proprietors are not tied to charging the maximum fare, but are not permitted to charge more than the tariff price shown on the meter.

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