Cab bosses plea for taxi fare hike » National Taxi Association

TAXI-users across Nuneaton and Bedworth will soon find out if fares are to rise by ten per cent. Members of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s licensing committee are to meet on Monday to decide whether to give the green light to a request to hike the charges. Nuneaton and Bedworth Taxi Association made a request to the panel, asking for the rise, which is the first in two years. In a letter to the panel, the association states that there has been extensive price increases on the commodities the trade is reliant on, such as insurance and vehicle maintenance. It also says that firms have had to absorb two increases in the minimum wage since the last price rise. “We would respectfully ask for an early response to our proposal thereby assisting in easing the financial burden that we are experiencing at this time,” the letter concludes. Following the request, a letter and...

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