Today, 1st October sees the biggest increase in fares for taxis ever in East Cambridgeshire with a new timetable for rate changeover’s.
The council is responsible for setting the tariffs for fares to ensure fair pricing for customers and fair working pay for taxi drivers and operators.
Liz Knox, Environmental Services Manager at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “The option to increase prices came from a formal request from members of the taxi trade. Following June’s Licensing Committee, members agreed to consult on this matter.
Notice was given by East Cambridgeshire District Council in accordance with the provisions of section 65 of the Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1976.”
The fares change in the following way.
Rate 1 – Mon to Sat 7am to 11pm excluding Bank Holidays. Start at £4 plus extras such as booking fee with the metre increasing by approximately £2 per mile in 20p increments.
Rate 2 – Mon to Sat 11pm to 7am excluding Bank Holidays. Starts at £5.50 plus extras and increasing like rate 1.
Rate 3 is Sunday rate from 7am to 7am Monday. Starts £4.50 plus extras and increases like rate 1.
Rate 4 is Bank Holidays and starts at £7 plus extras plus and increases by £3 per mile in 30p increments.
Should you have an enquiries please contact East Cambs District Council on 01353 665555.