Hackney Carriage scale of fares

The Council set the fares for Hackney Carriage journeys within the Bassetlaw district. Fares are charged by meter. As these are a maximum, fares can be negotiated downwards by the hirer.

The driver of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle (Taxi) must, unless he has reasonable excuse, accept any hiring within the Bassetlaw district if the final destination is also within the Bassetlaw district. The fare for such a journey, will be calculated by the taxi meter

The driver does not have to accept journeys that end outside the Bassetlaw district. If the driver does accept journeys of this nature the fare or rate of fare must be by agreement between the hirer and driver before the journey commences. The fare is likely to be higher than within the Bassetlaw district as drivers cannot accept a return hiring. Where no such agreement exists then the scale of charges applicable to journeys within the Bassetlaw district shown below will apply

A fare card should be displayed in every hackney carriage vehicle giving details of maximum fares.

All fares recorded by the taxi-meter are inclusive of value added tax (VAT) and are the maximum that can be charged for the journey.

Table of fares for vehicles carrying up to four passengers 

Maximum fares to be charged
Tariff one - 7am to midnight (day-time)
£4.00 Up to the first mile or part thereof
19p Or each subsequent 1/10 of a mile or part thereof
Tariff two - Midnight to 7am (night-time)
£3.00 Up to the first 1/7 mile or part thereof
35p Or each subsequent 1/7 of a mile or part thereof
Waiting time
10p Per 20 seconds
Extra charges
Tariff three - 00.01hrs to 24.00hrs on Official Bank Holidays
100% extra of Tariff One 6pm on 24 Dec. to 7am on 27 Dec.
6pm on 31 Dec. to 7am on 2 Jan.
10p per item Luggage
31p per animal Animals except assistance dogs
£75.00 Soiling Charge

Table of fares for vehicles capable of carrying five or more passengers

Maximum fares to be charged
Tariff one - 7am to midnight (day-time)
£4.00 Up to the first mile or part thereof
19p Or each subsequent 1/10 of a mile or part thereof
Tariff two - Midnight to 7am (night-time)
£3.00 Up to the first 1/7 mile or part thereof
35p Or each subsequent 1/7 of a mile or part thereof
Tariff three - 7am to midnight (day-time) - chargeable when carrying five (5) OR MORE PASSENGERS ONLY
£5.00 Up to the first mile or part thereof
19p  Or each subsequent 1/10 of a mile or part thereof
Tariff four - Midnight to 7am (night-time) - chargeable when carrying five (5) OR MORE PASSENGERS ONLY
£4.00 Up to the first 1/7 mile or part thereof
35p Or each subsequent 1/7 of a mile or part thereof
Extra Charges
Tariff five and six

00:01hrs to 24:00hrs on Official Bank Holidays
6pm on 24 Dec to 7am on 27 Dec
6pm on 31 Dec to 7am on 2 Jan

100% extra of Tariff one and three
Luggage 10p per item
Animals (except assistance dogs) £1 per animal
Soiling charge £75.00

Last Updated on Thursday, May 21, 2020