Consultation item

Proposed changes to taxi and private hire licence fee

As part of our draft budget for 2022/23, the council is proposing to increase taxi and private hire licence fees by 3%.

The new fees would take effect from April 2022 and are shown below.

 

2021/22 fee

Proposed 2022/23 fee

Proposed increase

Taxi initial 

£403.15

£415.16

3%

Private hire vehicle initial

£300.25

£309.25

3%

Taxi renewal

£263.10

£270.19

3%

Private hire vehicle renewal

£254.65

£262.28

3%

7th additional year exceptional condition further inspection fee

£106.10

£109.28

3%

Electric power taxi

£139.50

£143.69

3%

Electric power private hire

£136.86

£140.97

3%

LPG/CNG power private hire

£136.86

£140.97

3%

Taxi driver initial

£259.95

£267.80

3%

Private hire driver initial

£259.95

£267.80

3%

Licence check for new drivers

£10.30

£10.60

3%

Taxi driver renewal

£84.35

£86.88

3%

Private hire driver renewal

£82.75

£85.23

3%

Private hire operators (valid 2 years) - per vehicle

£57.30

£59.02

3%

Transfer of temporary vehicle (loan vehicles)

£136.30

£140.38

3%

Meter test (taxi)

£64.90

£66.85

3%

Taxi driver knowledge test

£77.90

£80.23

3%

Taxi driver knowledge test (resit)

£77.90

£80.23

3%

If taxi fare increase agreed by council, all meters to be tested within two months

£57.35

£59.07

3%

Taxi plates - external

£38.95

£40.12

3%

Taxi plates - internal

£25.95

£26.72

3%

Private hire corporate window plates (per pair)

£32.45

£33.42

3%

Replacing of vehicles

£136.30

£140.38

3%

Motorcycle private hire

£259.55

£267.33

3%

Dual drive badge fee

£126.55

£130.35

3%

Replacement fee for lost driver’s badge

£6.50

£6.70

3%

Replacement fee for lost vehicle plates

£13.00

£13.39

3%

Replacement fee for lost driver log books

£13.00

£13.39

3%

Charge for approval of advertising

£84.35

£86.88

3%


Have your say

Give us your views by completing our questionnaire by 5pm on Monday 3 January 2022.

When the consultation has closed, all the feedback we receive will be reported to councillors in February 2022 who will set the budget for the coming year.