READERS have had their say on a proposed enhance in hackney carriage fares in Barrow, which shall be scrutinised by the borough council’s licensing regulatory committee.
An ‘pressing evaluate’ of taxi fares was requested by commerce representatives at a taxi liaison assembly in June, council paperwork say.
This request was made ‘primarily owing to rising gas prices’.
Hackney carriage fares had been final reviewed in 2021 and a rise in fares – the primary since 2012 – got here into impact in February 2022.
The proposals are to be checked out by the council’s licensing regulatory committee on Thursday.
Greg Rose stated: “These lads and lasses driving the taxis deserve respectable pay, if the rise in fares means they get extra money good on them.”
Graham Seashore stated: “I agree with an increase in fares when the worth of gas has risen however when the worth of gas goes down will the fares go down?”
Jeanette Knights stated: “I’m all for individuals incomes a good wage, however charging £9 for a ten min journey to and from work is ridiculous!!”
Sharon Smith stated: “In the event that they don’t get a pay rise there shall be much less taxis on the street as will probably be not viable the price of protecting a taxi on street, mot each 4 months, badges are due this 12 months which with medical doctors medical are £500 each three years and that’s earlier than we point out gas or breakdowns x”
Natalie Raven stated: “So they need to when the price of gas has gone by the roof.”
Ange O’Halloran stated: “It used to price me £10 for a 5 minute taxi journey to work so I purchased a bicycle. It takes me on common 20/25 minutes, however it saved me £50 per week, which is near a 3rd of my weekly pay. I would hate to see how a lot it could price as soon as the fares go up.”
Michael Angelo stated: “I believe a £5 minimal order needs to be put in… a minimum of.
“The clock ticks as regular but when it’s beneath a fiver then it’s a fiver.
“You’ll get individuals who’ll have them ready outdoors 10 minutes, then journey not thus far, so there doing all that for £3.50 or one thing ridiculous.”