Proposed variation of Reading Borough Council’s hackney carriage fares

Any objections to the variation of fares as set out in the table below may be made on or before 3 August 2022. You can object by:

  • letter to Licensing Section, Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU
  • email to licensing@reading.gov.uk

Licensed taxi cabs – tables of fares

Tariff 1 – for hirings between 6am and 10pm each day

FareDistance
£3.60 (minimum charge shown on meter)For the first 300 yards (274.32 metres) or 2 minutes 36 seconds
20pFor each additional 133 yards (121.61 metres) or 45 seconds, or part thereof of miles

Tariff 2 – for hirings between 10pm and 6am each day

Fare Distance
£4.60 (minimum charge shown on meter)For the first 309 yards (282.55 metres) or 2 minutes 36 seconds
20pFor each additional 156 yards (142.65 metres) or 42 seconds, or part thereof for the next 2 miles
20pFor each additional 142 yards (129.85 metres) or 42 seconds or part thereof, for the next 2½ miles
20pFor each additional 135 yards (123.44 metres ) or 42 seconds or part thereof, for the remaining distance
1. Additional passengers – 20p per each additional person (ie excluding the hirer)£1 max (manually added to final fare)
2. For any hiring beginning or ending within the following periods.
6pm to midnight on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, all of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and any other public holiday
Please note: a surchage of 50% of the usual fare is automatically calculated and shown on the meter
3.
Fouling of vehicle exterior £25
Fouling of vehicle interior £70
Both payable to driver immediately
4. Credit and debit cards – all major debit and credit cards are accepted. No additional charge is made for this service.