The fees charged for taxi and private hire licence applications, vehicle testing and sundries have been subject to the usual annual review. It was necessary to propose an increase of 5% in most cases, in order to reduce the current service subsidy.
It has also been necessary to introduce a new charge for anyone breaking an appointment to sit the Taxi Knowledge Test. This charge is to cover the re-arrangement costs.
The taxi Licensing fees for 2017-2018 were approved at a meeting of the District Council's Governance and Resources Committee, on 19 January 2017. As required by law, the taxi trade were notified of the proposed increase to the fees; and an advertisement was placed in 2 local newspapers, and on the District Council's noticeboard and website for a period of 28 days.
A complete list of the fees for licence applications/inspections and sundries relating to taxi and private hire licensing can be viewed here. [PDF 133 KB]