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Highland Council — Taxi fare review consultation

Deadline 21 June 2018

The public is being asked for its views on proposals by The Highland Council to review the maximum level of charges for the hire of taxis or private hire cars fitted with taxi meters operating under licence of The Highland Council.

The proposed changes, which would take effect from October 2018 include:

  • Increase tariff 1 from £4.00 to £4.50 for the first mile and to increase the charge per mile after this from £1.80 to £2.00;
  • For tariff 2 the price of the first mile to be increased from £4.70 to £5.80 and the price per mile thereafter to be increased from £1.90 to £2.50;
  • For tarrif 3 the price of the first mile to be increased from £5.70 to £6.80 and the price per mile thereafter to be increased from £2.40 to £3.00;
  • Introduce new tariffs 4 and 5 for vehicles carrying passengers over the festive period between 6.00pm on Christmas Eve and 6.00am on Boxing Day and between 6.00pm on New Year ’s Eve and 6.00am on 2 January, tariff 4 being applicable to vehicles carrying up to 4 passengers and tariff 5 being applicable where 5 or more passengers are carried;.
  • Increase the booking ahead charge from 50p to £1.00;
  • Airport car parking cost incurred may be charged on production of a receipt to the hirer

Members of the public are invited to submit their comments about these proposals by Thursday 21 June 2018.

This can be done via an e-mail to licensing@highland.gov.uk or in writing to Susan Blease, Principal Solicitor (Regulatory Services), The Highland Council, Council Offices, High Street, Dingwall, IV159QN.