Table of Fares

South Holland District Council is able to specify the maximum fare you can be charged when hiring a Hackney Carriage.

The charges are:

Day Rate 1 (07:30-23:00)

  • £2.70 - Meter start rate - Includes first 1/12 then is:
  • £0.15 for each additional 1/12th of a mile (134 metres) or part thereof

Night Rate 2 (23:00-07:30)

  • £3.60 - Meter start rate - Includes first 1/12 then is:
  • £0.20 for each additional 1/12th of a mile (134 metres) or part thereof

And on Sundays, Bank Holidays and from 7pm on Christmas and New Years Eve

Rate 3

  • £4.50 - Meter start rate - Includes first 1/12 then is:
  • £0.25 for each additional 1/12th of a mile (134 metres) or part thereof

For hirings on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

Waiting Time

  • £0.10 For each period of 30 seconds for Rate 1
  • £0.15 For each period of 30 seconds for Rate 2
  • £0.20 For each period of 30 seconds for Rate 3

Additional Charges 

  • A fee of up to £10.00 maximum may be charged where the unoccupied mileage greatly exceeds the occupied mileage
  • For soiling a Hackney Carriage resulting in cleaning of the vehicle, the maximum sum of £60.00 may be charged

No charges are made for the carriage of wheelchairs, guide or hearing animals or other aids.

All charges include VAT (where applicable).

Please note: These are the maximum fares that can be charged.

If you feel you have been overcharged, or have a complaint against any South Holland driver, vehicle or taxi company, please contact 01775 761161 or email licensing@sholland.gov.uk after having first obtained the name and badge number of the driver or licence number of the vehicle and our Licensing team will investigate.