Taxi Fare Review 2014

Closed 18 Dec 2014

Opened 21 Nov 2014

Feedback Updated 26 Feb 2015

We Asked

The City of Edinburgh Council must consult on any proposals to change the taxi fare tariff. Following a review, the Council proposed a new taxi tariff which included a small fare increase (2.1%) and a simplified festive tariff. Interested parties were invited to submit any comments or objections, in writing, to the Council’s Licensing Section.

You Said

The Licensing Section received two submissions from interested parties, one which was not in favour of a fare increase and the other not in favour of the abolition of Tariff 4, which outlines the enhanced rates which apply if Christmas and New Year public holidays fall on a weekend.

We Did

After hearing the responses to the consultation, the Council's Regulatory Committee agreed a general fare increase of 2.1%; and a simplified Tariff 3 to make it more obvious what customers will be charged during the festive period. A letter was sent out to relevant licence holders on 16 February 2015 to advise them of the proposed changes. Currently, the changes are subject to appeal with a final decision pending.

Overview

The City of Edinburgh Council reviews taxi fares every 18 months and must consult on any proposals to change the taxi fare tariff.

The suggested new taxi tariff includes a small fare increase (2.1%) and simplifies the festive tariff.

Why We Are Consulting

The Council must consult on proposals to change the taxi fare tariff, so that a new fare table can come into effect on 1 March 2015.

A copy of the proposed new taxi tariff is available below. If you would like to make any comments about these proposals please email licensing@edinburgh.gov.uk or write to:

The Licensing Section

Services for Communities

The City of Edinburgh Council

249 High Street

Edinburgh

EH1 1YJ

What Happens Next

All of the responses to this consultation were collated and included in a report to the Council's Regulatory Committee which was presented on 2 February 2015.

After hearing the responses to the consultation, the Committee agreed the recommendations made in the report – a general fare increase of 2.1%; and a simplified Tariff 3 to make it more obvious what customers will be charged during the festive period. The attached letter was sent out to relevant licence holders on 16  February 2015. The changes are currently subject to appeal, with a final decision pending.

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Areas

  • All Edinburgh

Audiences

  • Homeless People
  • People with long term conditions
  • People with disabilities
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Carers
  • Jobseekers
  • Low income households
  • Older people
  • Businesses
  • Children & Young People
  • Civil and public servants
  • Elected Members
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual people, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Men
  • Parents/carers
  • Professionals
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Teaching/Educational staff
  • Visitors
  • Voluntary sector/volunteers
  • Women
  • Taxi Licence holders
  • Amenity groups
  • Architects/designers
  • Built heritage groups
  • Community councils
  • Developers/investors
  • Development management statutory consultees
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Education institutions
  • External councils
  • Housing associations
  • Landowners
  • Libraries
  • Natural heritage/open space
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Planning consultants
  • Professional bodies
  • Scottish Government departments
  • Services/utilities
  • Transport groups
  • Young people
  • Licence holders

Interests

  • Public Transport
  • Traffic regulation