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To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 8 December 2021 (LC.5 - LC.6) and 17 May 2022 (LC.1 – LC.2), previously circulated.
That the minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 8 December 2021 (LC.5 - LC.6) and 17 May 2022 (LC.1 – LC.2), previously circulated, be signed as correct records.
Report of the Director of Law and Governance (Monitoring Officer)
The subject of the decision:
The Licensing and Procurement Manager presented a report which sought consideration of a proposal to make amendments to Hambleton District Council’s Hackney Carriage Table of Fares.
Alternative options considered:
The Committee considered whether or not to make a recommendation to Cabinet to made amendments to the Hackney Carriage Table of Fares.
The reason for the decision:
Members were satisfied that an increase to the initial charge was necessary to allow hackney carriage drivers and proprietors to make a reasonable living from their trade but a balance needed to be found to ensure that members of the public were not discouraged from using taxis in Hambleton.
The Committee recommended to Cabinet that the Council’s Table of Fares be varied as follows:
Tariff 1 (daytime rates)
£5 for the first mile or part thereof (increased from £3.50)
20p each additional 1/10 mile (unchanged)
Tariff 2 (night-time and public holiday rates)
£6 for the first mile or part thereof (effectively increased from £5.25)
30p each additional 1/10 mile (effectively unchanged)
Tariff 3 (New Year’s Day)
£7 for the first mile or part thereof (effectively unchanged)
40p each additional 1/10 mile (effectively unchanged)
Tariff 4 (Christmas Day)
£10.50 for the first mile or part thereof (effectively unchanged)
60p each additional 1/10 mile (effectively unchanged)
The Committee recommended that all other charges on the existing Table of Fares remain in place.