Decision details

Hackney Carriage Fares Tariff

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

KEY DECISION

 

That the Executive;

 

a)     Approve an increase in fares in the Corby zone based upon the harmonised fare tariff detailed as option two in Appendix F to the report

 

b)     Approve an increase in fares in the East zone based upon the harmonised fare tariff detailed as option two in Appendix F to the report

 

c)      Approve an increase in fares in the Kettering zone based upon the harmonised fare tariff detailed as option two in Appendix F to the report

 

d)     Approve an increase in fares in the Wellingborough zone based upon the harmonised fare tariff detailed as option two in Appendix F to the report

 

e)     Refuse the automatic increases proposed every second and fourth year by the Wellingborough Hackney Carriage Association (WHCA)

 

 

Reason for Recommendation: The trade have made representation that an increase in fares is required to ensure that the increased costs of running the service are covered. Alignment of fares is considered to be important, so that all residents within North Northamptonshire will be subject to the same maximum fare, regardless of where they reside or work.

 

Alternative Options Considered: The alternative options which were also considered by the Licensing and Appeals Committee are;

 

a)     Corby Zone;

i)    To recommend the approval of the Corby Hackney Owners Association (CHOA)  proposed increase in fare tariff

ii)   To recommend a different increase in fares

iii) Refuse any increase

 

            b)   East Zone

i) To recommend a different increase in fares

ii) Refuse any increase

 

c)   Kettering Zone

i) To recommend the approval of the Central Taxis/Trade Proposal/Kettering Hackney proprietors proposed increase

ii) To recommend the approval of the Kings Kabs proposed increase

iii) To recommend the approval of the Burton Cabs/ Easy Cab/Kettering Hackney proprietors proposed increase

iv) To recommend a different increase in fares

v) Refuse any increase

 

d)  Wellingborough Zone

i) To recommend the approval of the WHCA proposed increase

ii) To recommend a different increase in fares

iii) Refuse any increase

 

Publication date: 27/09/2022

Date of decision: 15/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/09/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 05/10/2022

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