Late night tariff charges

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Have you undertaken, or intend to undertake, a review of late night tariff charges for minicabs and taxis and what assessment have you made of the fairness of such charges taking effect at 10.00pm as opposed to midnight on ordinary days and at 8.00pm on public holidays such as Christmas Eve?


Answer for Late night tariff charges

Answer for Late night tariff charges

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Under the Private Hire regulations minicab and other private hire journeys, fares are not regulated or set by TfL.

TfL does however regulate taxi fares and tariffs on an annual basis through a public consultation during which anyone can comment on the current and proposed changes to taxi fares and the times and days when the current tariffs apply.

The most recent consultation was in October 2012 and the consultation was sent to all London Assembly members, as well as various other key stakeholders and the current taxi fares were approved by TfL Board in February.

In TfL's 2012/13 taxi and private hire passenger customer satisfaction survey, passengers were asked for their general opinion on taxi and minicab fares. Just over one third of respondents thought both taxi and minicab fares were about right.

I will ensure TfL continues to review taxi fares on an annual basis and where appropriate taxi fares and tariffs are revised. I will also ask TfL to make sure that the taxi fares and tariff consultation continues to be sent to Assembly Members so as they can respond to the consultation.