Variation of Hackney Carriage Fares
Requests for variation of hackney carriage fares on behalf of "Southampton's Combined Taxi Trade" were considered by the council in March 2022.
Notice of the proposals appeared on the Daily Echo Webpage and in the Daily Echo Newspaper during March.
Following objections, the table of fares was agreed, with effect from 24 April 2022.
It is important to note that fares charged for the hire of private hire vehicles are not (and cannot) be regulated by the city council; in both hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, passengers should always ensure that the basis of the fare has been agreed before the journey commences, especially if that journey goes beyond the city boundary.
There can be no additional charges made for the use of credit and debit cards. This is contained in the Consumer Rights (Payment Surcharges) Regulations 2012. Guidance on these regulations can be found here: guidance on the regulations.
The Hackney Carriage fares were last amended on 24 April 2022 and remain current.