Taxi fares across Waveney are to rise

Taxi fares across Waveney are to go up after councillors agreed the move.

Members of Waveney District Council's licensing committee have approved new Hackney carriage charges.

It means passengers using taxis between 7am and 11pm will pay �4.20 for the first mile instead of �3.20.

For journeys made between 11pm and 7am, the first-mile charge will increase from �3.60 to �4.80.

The changes will also mean that people will pay an extra �1 for five, ten and 15-mile trips.

You may also want to watch:

The council says the increases are necessary because taxi drivers face a growing financial burden due to rising fuel prices, increasing VAT rates and a sharp rise in insurance premiums.

Hackney carriage driver licences and vehicle licenses have also increased.

Most Read

Nearly 40 taxi drivers contacted the council to say they needed the increase in fees to help cover the rising costs.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus