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Taxi fares

Taxi fares

Do you use Taxis? Are you a Taxi Operator? Do you want to have a say on the Taxi Fares in North Ayrshire? If so, email us by 7 April 2021.

Please note: If you have a Taxi Licence, please give your Licence Number (like "TL/123").

The Council set the Scales for the maximum fares and other charges for Taxis (fares and charges for Private Hire Cars are not set). These are maximum charges - a Taxi Driver can always agree to charge lower fares, or agree a fixed rate with the passenger before the journey starts (so long as it is not higher than the Council's Scales).

The Council have to review these Scales periodically. Part of review process includes consultation with the Trade, and then with the public.

The Licensing Committee and Taxi Operators had an online meeting on 3 February 2021, and when the Committee met on 10 February 2021 they adopted a draft of proposed Scales:

The Council have not fixed the Scales. The draft is set out only for the purposes of discussion. If you have views about the draft the Committee want to hear from you.

The Committee will meet again on 21 April 2021 to look at any comments and then decide what the Scales should be fixed at. The Council propose that these Scales will come into force on Monday 24 May 2021.

The effect of the proposed Scales is to increase the overall fares slightly. The main changes are:

  • the starting charge (called "the flagfall") increases by 30p (or 20p for Tariff 2)
  • the mileage charges increase by 10p
  • there are double fares on 4 days at Christmas and New Year (instead of 2 days)