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