Taxi firms due repayments after Taunton Deane Council overcharges for licence fees » National Taxi Association

Taxi firms due repayments after Taunton Deane Council overcharges for licence fees TAXI operators are getting windfall repayments after the district council admitted it overcharged for licence fees. Hackney carriage and private hire vehicle owners could get refunds of £50 per cab after it emerged Taunton Deane Council profited out of the system, which is contrary to the rules. The error, which will cost the council £9,500, will result in repayments of £20 per licence for the year to April 2012 and £31.20 for the following 12 months. A1Ace Taxis director Mike Davis said he was delighted the council had agreed to address the issue following discussions in which he was involved. Mr Davis added: “It is a legal requirement that licensing fees are set to recoup cost at most, but must not be set at a rate to profit from the administration of licences. “The 1976 Local Government A...

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