Taxi Fare Review 2018

Closed 4 May 2018

Opened 6 Apr 2018


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 an increase of 50p on the initial fare on all tariffs, and an additional increase of 6% on Tariffs 1 and 2.

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 June 2018.

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

Licensing Service

The City of Edinburgh Council

249 High Street



What Happens Next

All of the responses to this consultation were collated and included in a report to the Regulatory Committee.on 14 May 2018.

The Committee agreed to change the taxi fare reflect the attached document 'Taxi Fare Tariff May 2018'.

Taxi operators have been informed of the proposed changes by letter, and now have a statutory two week period during which the Committee's decision can be appealed. In the absence of any such appeal, the revised tariff will be advertised and will come in to effect on 18 June 2018.


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