Proposed changes to taxi and private hire licence fees

As part of our draft budget for 2024/25, the council is proposing to increase taxi and private hire licence fees by 4%.

The proposed new fees are shown below.

Consultation closed on Monday 8 January and comments can no longer be submitted.

You can read the results of the consultation.

2023/24 feeProposed 2024/25 feeProposed increase
Taxi vehicle initial £435.92£453.354%
Private hire vehicle initial£324.71£337.704%
Taxi vehicle renewal£283.70£295.054%
Private hire vehicle renewal£275.39£286.414%
7th additional year exceptional condition further inspection fee£114.74£119.334%
Electric power taxi£150.87£156.914%
Electric power private hire£148.02£153.944%
LPG/CNG power private hire£148.02£153.944%
Taxi / dual driver initial * (1 year)£281.12£292.444%
Taxi / dual drive initial * (3 year)N/A£462.114%
Private hire driver initial * (1 year)£281.19£292.444%
Private hire driver initial * (3 year)N/A£458.584%
Licence check for new drivers£11.13£11.584%
Taxi / dual driver renewal * (1 year)£91.22£94.874%
Taxi / dual driver renewal * (3 year)N/A£264.614%
Private hire driver renewal * (1 year)£89.49£93.074%
Private hire driver renewal * (3 year)N/A£259.214%
Private hire operators (valid 2 years) – per vehicle£61.97£64.454%
Private hire operators (valid 5 years) – per vehicleN/A£161.084%
Transfer of temporary vehicle (loan vehicles)£147.40£153.294%
Meter test (taxi)£70.19£73.004%
Taxi driver knowledge test£84.24£87.614%
Taxi driver knowledge test (resit)£84.24£87.614%
If taxi fare increase agreed by council, all meters to be tested within two months£62.02£64.504%
Taxi plates – external£42.13£43.814%
Taxi plates – internal£28.06£29.184%
Private hire corporate window plates (per pair)£35.09£36.494%
Replacing of vehicles£147.40£153.294%
Motorcycle private hire£280.70£291.924%
Replacement fee for lost driver’s badge£7.37£7.664%
Replacement fee for lost vehicle plates£14.73£15.324%
Replacement fee for lost driver log books£14.73£15.324%
Charge for approval of advertising£95.57£99.394%

What happens next?

All the feedback we receive will be reported to councillors who will set the budget for the coming year.

Published: 13 November 2023

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