Taxi fares consultation


Published: Monday, 6th November 2017

A public consultation into taxi fares in the Borders is currently open.

As the licensing authority, we are required to set scales for fares and other charges and review them every 18 months.

After considering feedback by taxi operators, Councillors on the Executive Committee on Tuesday 17 October agreed that no increase in the fares should be introduced, with the public now able to have their say.

How do I take part?

  • The proposed fare scales are available to view
  • Representation can also be made in writing to Mr B Frater, Service Director Regulatory Services, Scottish Borders Council, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA.

We will consider all consultation responses before the new fares are set.

Councillor Gordon Edgar, our Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure

“Taxi’s play an important role in Borders society and it is right that members of the public can have their say on the proposed new fares.

“I would encourage them to visit the Council website to submit their opinions before the 24 November deadline.”

Further information

The Executive Committee report on 17 October is available.