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Notice ID: AR1034043

Notice effective from
3rd April 2019 to 3rd May 2019

East Ayrshire Council


Notice is hereby given that East Ayrshire Council, being the Licensing Authority in terms of section 17 of the above Act, as amended, have reviewed the scales for fares and other charges in relation to taxis licensed within the Council area, and the undernoted fare structure will become effective throughout all East Ayrshire from 1 June 2019.

The following shall be the maximum fares, charged by distance, for the hire of a Taxi:

Fares by Distance

Not exceeding 1320 yds


For each additional 115 yards (or part thereof)


These rates shall include going from the nearest stand to the hirer's address or other place of uplift.

For hires accepted between the hours of Midnight and 6.00am


For hires accepted from Midnight on 24 December until 6am on 26 December and Midnight on 31 December until 6am on 2 January each year

Double Fare

5, 6, 7 & 8 seater Taxis

For each passenger in excess of 4


Waiting Time

After an initial period of 5 minutes -

each subsequent period of 5 minutes (or part thereof)


Taxi called by hirer and not used


Call Out Charge


Fouling charge


1. The fare for any distance in excess of 5 miles shall be the subject of special agreement. The taximeter must be operated on all hires within the said 5-mile limit.

2. Where prior to the acceptance of the hire, the hirer requests to hire by time rather than by distance and the driver agrees, such fare may be charged as proposed by the driver and agreed by the hirer at that time.

3. If requested by the hirer, the driver shall assist with the loading and unloading of luggage without any extra charge.

4. Passengers should note that where an operator is registered for VAT purposes, a surcharge, calculated at the rate of Value Added Tax current at the time, may be charged in respect of each hire. The operator must display an appropriate notice to this effect within the vehicle.

East Ayrshire Council

Comhairle Siorrachd Air an Ear


Chief Governance Officer, Licensing Unit Council Headquarters, London Road Kilmarnock KA3 7BU


AR1034043.pdf Download

East Ayrshire Council

Council Headquarters , London Road , Kilmarnock , KA3 7BU 0845 724 0000


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