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Taxi tariffs could rise nearly ten percent AGAIN as council review prices SECOND TIME this year


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Taxi tariffs could rise for a SECOND TIME this year in Wealden if proposals get the green light from the Council’s Licensing Committee.


Tomorrow (Wednesday 3 August), Wealden District Council’s Licensing Committee will mull over proposals to increase fare prices offered by the authority’s licensed taxi drivers, by just under ten percent.

Wealden taxi drivers were handed an initial ten percent rise earlier this year in May after rising fuel bills and the rapid cost of living prompted quick action. During that review, the Committee agreed to review fare prices again within three months mainly due to the unstable cost of fuel.


Prior to the fare increase in May 2022 the industry last reviewed their tariffs in 2018.

Licensed taxi drivers can currently charge a starting fare of £3.10 plus 10p for every 76.5 yards after the first (or 15p for vehicles capable of carrying more than five passengers).


If the latest proposals are approved, fares would rise to a £3.40 starting fee, then 10p for every 76.5 yards after the first (or 15p for vehicles capable of carrying more than five passengers).


There will also be fare increases for taxi rides taken on Bank Holidays and journeys between midnight and 5.59am. The same applies of Christmas and New Year rides.

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