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EDDC is informing residents about proposed changes to fares

Proposed changes to East Devon's hackney carriage fares seek to balance journey costs and the need for drivers to earn a sufficient income.

The East Devon District Council (EDDC) Licensing and Enforcement Committee agreed at its meeting on the 8th May a new table of maximum fares for hackney carriage vehicles licensed by the council. The new fares reflect an increase of approximately 10% to all tariffs and extras.

East Devon District Council hereby give notice on 22 May 2024 of the revised table of maximum fares and would ask that any representations to the fare increase are submitted in writing to:

The Interim Chief Executives’ Office,
C/o The Licensing Team,
East Devon District Council,
Blackdown House,
Honiton, EX14 1EJ

or at no later than midnight on 5 June 2024.

Rising vehicle maintenance costs, higher insurance premiums, increased road tax expenses, and escalating prices of second-hand vehicles, are some of the factors impacting the taxi industry.

Councillor Joe Whibley, Chair of EDDC’s Licensing Committee, said:
"The committee has to balance making taxi journeys affordable for the public with the simple truth that the cost of operating a taxi is not protected from the huge rises in the cost of living we have all experienced in recent times. By permitting firms to raise their maximum fare, but limiting that rise to 10%, we think that balance has been struck."

EDDC is informing residents about the proposed changes through public notices at EDDC offices and in local newspapers, in accordance with the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.