Decision details

Public consultation for taxi licensing fees for 2023 -24

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Strategic Resources

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Corporate Director Strategic Resources, in consultation with the Executive Member for Open to Business, approved that the Corporate Director for Business and Environmental Services consults and advertises the proposed taxi licence fees for 2023/24 as detailed in para’s 2.9 to 2.12 and in appendix 4 of the report of 19 January 2023.

Reasons for the decision:

If licence fees are not harmonised for North Yorkshire, operators will legitimately be able to apply using the current lowest fee available. This would then become the new fee by default and not by calculation. This may not recover the reasonable costs of administering the service.

Alternative options considered:

Not to progress with taxi licence fee setting for 2023/24. This was rejected for the reasons detailed above.

Publication date: 23/01/2023

Date of decision: 23/01/2023