Taxis (2004 fare rises)

Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone


How was the consultation with the London Cab Drivers Club regarding tariff increases for April 2004 conducted? .


Answer for Taxis (2004 fare rises)

Answer for Taxis (2004 fare rises)

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

Consultation on the fare tariff has been conducted via a series of meetings and exchanges of correspondence between cab trade representatives, including the LCDC, and the Public Carriage Office. Tariff proposals for 2004 have not yet been finalised and the PCO is continuing to consult with stakeholders on them.Consultation on this issue is complicated but has been on the whole very positive with the trade and in particular with the LTDA and the T&GWU. The notable exception has been the LCDC who appear at odds with other representative bodies on the approach to this year's review, and to misconstrue TfL's attempts to discuss options and alternatives. LCDC's representatives continue to misunderstand the cost formula despite repeated attempts by TfL to explain it. They believe that London taxi fares are currently too low, while the bulk of drivers seem to think the level is about right. .