The maximum fare charged by a licensed Barnsley Hackney Carriage vehicle is fixed by the council.
To fix the schedule of fares, a written request is submitted to the council, usually by the Hackney Carriage associations. The application must include details of the increase/decrease and provide supporting evidence and then the council will grant, amend or refuse the application.
The council is obliged under Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, to advertise any variation to an approved table of fares. Any objections to the proposal, must be considered before a new fare is brought into force.
Once a fare increase has been approved, the council is required to ensure all licensed hackney carriage vehicles with meters, who are operating under the new tariff are checked and sealed. This is to ensure that members of the public are not overcharged for their journey.
For more information on the current hackney tariff, contact us online.