Taxi fares

We have reviewed the maximum level of charges for the hire of taxis or private hire cars fitted with taxi meters. 

Tariff 1

Prices

  • £2.50 – for the first 785 yards or part
  • 10p – for each additional 130 yards or part.
General effect - £3.30 for the hire and the first mile plus £1.40 per mile afterwards and extras.

Tariff 2

Applies on

  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • May Day 
  • Between 9pm and 7am any day
  • All day Saturday and Sunday
  • When five or more passengers are being carried at any one time day or night

Prices:

  • £3.00 – for the first 560 yards or part
  • 10p – for each additional 92 yards or part

General effect - £4.40 for the hire and the first mile plus £1.90 per mile afterwards and extras.

Tariff 3

Applies on

  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Years Day 
  • 2 January
  • When 5 or more passengers are being carried between 9pm and 7am
  • On Saturday and Sunday
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • May Day 

Prices

  • £3.60 – for the first 444 yards or part
  • 10p – for each additional 74 yards or part

General effect - £5.40 for the hire and the first mile plus £2.40 per mile afterwards and extras.

Extra charges

  • 10p - waiting time for the first two minutes
  • 10p - waiting time for each period of 20 seconds or part thereafter
  • 50p - booking ahead e.g. by telephone
  • Any bridge tolls or ferry charges where applicable

In addition, provision has been made for a supplementary booking charge of up to £6.50 (maximum) to compensate for the cost of the outward journey for hires which commence 3 miles or more away from the taxi or taxi base (whichever is the nearer) and the customer wishes to travel further away. This charge may only be demanded if the customer is informed of the amount of the charge at the time of booking.

When a taxi (or a private hire car fitted with a taxi meter) is called but not used, a charge shall be allowed as if it had been occupied from the time it left the stance or garage.

Soiling charge

A maximum of £60 is to be paid by an offending passenger when a vehicle needs to be removed from service for cleaning in order to be restored to a usable state and condition.