Agenda item

Hackney Carriage Tariff Increase

Minutes:

A report of the Service Director of Law and Governance was submitted which informed Members of the request received from the Barnsley Hackney Carriage Association for the Council to increase the current Hackney Carriage Tariff.  Section 65 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 gives the Council the authority to fix fares for Hackney Carriages.  The request to increase the current Hackney Carriage Tariff was due to rising fuel prices and inflation, which ran at above 10%.

 

Representatives from the Barnsley Hackney Carriage Association were present at the meeting, and with the permission of the Chair, they addressed the meeting in support of their proposals which were detailed as follows:-

 

·                T1 Flag

An increase of 30p from £4.20 to £4.50

An increase of 20p on the mile thereafter from £1.60 to £1.80

 

·                T2

An increase of 30p from £5.00 to £5.30

An increase of 20p on the mile thereafter from £1.60 to £1.80

 

·                T3

In line with the tariff increases (double fare)

 

·                T4

5/8 seaters to increase to fare and half of T1

From £5.40 to £6.70 flag

From £2.40 to £2.70 mile thereafter.

A request to go from charging T4 after 1.00am to 7.00am Sunday morning (super tariff) creating a fifth tariff, which keeps old T4 rates but with the same increases

 

·                T5

An increase of 30p from £5.40 to £5.70

An increase of 30p in the mile thereafter from £2.40 to £2.70

Tariff 5 to be charged on all bank holidays 1.00am to 7.00am as on

Sunday mornings

A further request was made for Hackney Carriages to charge T2 from

Sunday 7.00am to Monday 7.00am

All other parts of the tariff to remain the same

 

The request received, if approved by the Board, would be published in the local press with a notice setting out the new table of fares and specifying the period of not less than 14 days within which any objections to the proposal could be made.  If there were no objections received, the increase would be duly implemented.  However, if any objections were received, then they would be reconsidered by the Board.

 

Members discussed the request which was detailed within the report circulated.

 

RESOLVED that Members considered the request for the increase to the current Barnsley Hackney Carriage Tariff, and agreed that it be taken out for consultation.

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