Richmondshire District Council

Hackney carriage fares (from 14 November 2022)

Tariff 1: up to 4 passengers - from 7am until 11pm except those dates and times covered by Tariff 3 and 4

Tariff 1 Inclusive of VAT
For each journey not exceeding half mile, or part thereof £2.80
Each additional tenth of a mile, or part thereof £0.24
Waiting time for each period of 1 minute or part thereof £0.22

Tariff 2: 5 or more passengers - from 7am until 11pm except those dates and times covered by Tariff 5 and 6

Tariff 2 Inclusive of VAT
For each journey not exceeding half mile, or part thereof £4.50
Each additional tenth of a mile, or part thereof £0.35
Waiting time for each period of 1 minute or part thereof £0.33

Tariff 3 - up to 4 passengers

Tariff 3 Inclusive of VAT
For hirings begun between 11pm and 7am on any day except Christmas Eve, 
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Tariff 1 plus 50%

Tariff 4 - up to 4 passengers

Tariff 4 Inclusive of VAT
For hirings begun between 6pm Christmas Eve and 7am on 27 December
and between
 8pm on 31 December and midnight on 1 January
Tariff 1 plus 100%

Tariff 5 - 5 or more passengers

Tariff 5 Inclusive of VAT
For hirings begun between 11pm and 7am on any day except Christmas Eve, 
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Tariff 2 plus 50%

Tariff 6 - 5 or more passengers

Tariff 6 Inclusive of VAT
For hirings begun between 6pm Christmas Eve and 7am on 27 December and
between
 8pm on 31 December and midnight on 1 January
Tariff 2 plus 100%

Other charges

Other charges Inclusive of VAT
Soiling charge (maximum charge) £100
A booking fee up to a maximum of £4.00 can be charged where:
  • the hackney carriage is booked in advance, and
  • the customer shall be told the cost of the booking fee at the time that the booking is taken,
    and the amount recorded in the booking log; and
  • the customer shall be told that the booking fee is in addition to the fare for the journey; and
  • the hiring involves a separate journey of at least one mile, starting from the taxi rank
    or the operator’s premises to the pick-up point.
£4.00

The meter must be engaged for each and every journey, whether the vehicle has been pre-booked or not. 

If the hiring takes the journey outside of the Richmondshire district, the driver cannot charge any more than this table of fares allows, unless a fare has been agreed with the hirer before the start of the journey.

This page shows the maximum charges and drivers are permitted to negotiate a fare provided they do not charge any more than the table of fares allows.

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