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Hackney carriage tariffs

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6 July 2022

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A consultation on proposals to increase Hackney Carriage tariffs in Powys will start later this week, the county council has said.

Powys County Council are proposing an increase in the tariffs after receiving requests from the county's Hackney Carriage Vehicle operators.

A consultation exercise was held with Powys Licensed Taxi Drivers back in the Spring, with 31 out of the 33 responses in favour of increased tariffs.

Currently, the Powys two-mile tariff equates to £5.40, but the proposal is to increase the tariff to £6.

The council will now consult on the proposed increases to the Hackney Carriage tariffs, with the consultation starting Friday 8 July.  It will last 14 days and will close on Friday 22 July.

Cllr Richard Church, Cabinet Member for a Safer Powys, said: "We are well aware that increased fuel costs are having an impact on the county's taxi drivers.

"The current tariff has been in place since 2018, but taxi fares need to be fair to both the drivers and vehicle owners in order to make a living but also affordable for the travelling public.

"The proposed increase is approximately 11 per cent, this would bring fares in Powys more comparable to the Welsh average."

Any objection to the proposed fares must be made within 14 days from Friday 8 July in writing to:

Licensing Team Manager, Powys County Council, The Gwalia, Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6AA or email licensing@powys.gov.uk

Proposed fares

Vehicles up to 4 passengers

TARIFF 1 (DAY) 6.00 to 23.00

  • Flag & First Mile or 9 min initial waiting time - £4.00
  • For each 176 yards or uncompleted part thereof - 20p | £2/mile
  • Waiting time - 20p/min

TARIFF 2 (NIGHT) 23.00 to 06.00 & Bank Holidays

  • Flag & First Mile or 11 min initial waiting time - £4.50
  • For each 160 yards or uncompleted part thereof - 25p | £2.75/mile
  • Waiting time - 25p/min

TARIFF 3 (XMAS & NEW YEAR) 19.00 24th Dec - 06.00 27th Dec | 19.00 31st Dec - 06.00 2nd Jan 

  • Flag & First Mile or 10 min initial waiting time - £6.00
  • For each 176 yards or uncompleted part thereof - 30p | £3/mile       
  • Waiting time - 30p/min

Vehicles with capacity of more than 4 passengers

TARIFF 4 (DAY)06.00 to 23.00

  • Flag & First Mile or 11 min initial waiting time - £4.50
  • For each 160 yards or uncompleted part thereof - 25p | £2.75/mile
  • Waiting time - 20p/min

TARIFF 5 (NIGHT) 23.00 to 06.00 & bank holidays

  • Flag & First Mile or 10 min initial waiting time - £6.00
  • For each 176 yards or uncompleted part thereof - 30p | £3/mile
  • Waiting time - 30p/min

TARIFF 6 (XMAS & NEW YEAR) 19.00 24th Dec - 06.00 27th Dec | 19.00 31st Dec - 06.00 2nd Jan

  • Flag & 1st mile or 10 min initial waiting time - £7.50
  • For each 176 yards or uncompleted part thereof - 40p | £4/mile       
  • Waiting time - 40p/min

Soiling Charge £50 Maximum