Taxi operators to be canvassed on fare increases

Taxi operators in Moray are to be asked their views before any decision on increasing maximum cab fares in the region is taken by Moray Council.

Initial feedback from the consultation will then go to the licensing committee in April with any proposals of changes to fare structures further advertised to the public for comment.

That will allow representations to be taken into account before a final decision is taken in June with any recommended changes in fares likely to come into effect in August.

Moray Council are required by law to review taxi fares in the region every 18 months.

At the last review in October 2013 agreement was reached to maintain maximum fares without further increase, while the maximum “soilage charge” to cover the costs of cleaning the interior of a taxi and any subsequent loss of income was doubled from £50 to £100.

Members of the taxi trade have until March 6 to submit their initial comments which should be e-mailed to or posted to the council’s litigation and licensing section.

More details of the consultation are available online.

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