The Executive is asked to:
i. Consider the objections to the advertised proposed table of fares (Appendix D);
ii. Approve the recommended modifications to the table of fares made by the Licensing Member Working Group (Appendix C);
iii. Confirm a date of 3 April 2023 for the new table of fares to come into effect.
Considered – A report of the Corporate Director – Business and Environmental Services seeking to set harmonised maximum Hackney Carriage (HC) fares for the whole of North Yorkshire.
County Councillor Derek Bastiman introduced the report, drawing attention to the proposed fares shown in Appendix B, and the risks associated with not introducing one maximum HC fare from 1 April 2023. He also highlighted the consultation that had been undertaken and the responses received as summarised in Appendix D of the report, and the options available to the Executive as detailed in paragraph 4.2 of the report.
Finally he acknowledged the hard work of licensing officers across all the District/Borough Councils who had worked collaboratively to deliver the proposals brought forward to the Executive. He also thanked the LGR Licensing Member Working Group and the trade for their contributions.
Resolved – That:
i. Consider the objections to the advertised proposed table of fares (Appendix D) be noted;
ii. The recommended modifications to the table of fares made by the Licensing Member Working Group (Appendix C) be approved;
iii. The new table of fares (Appendix B) come into effect as from 3 April 2023.