Taxi drivers in Richmondshire have applied for an increase in the basic fares they charge passengers.
The application has been made by Richmondshire Taxi Drivers Association to the district council following a meeting between the two organisations last month.
The association is asking for an increase of four per cent from £2.50 to £2.60 for tariff one and from £3.50 to £3.65 for tariff two for all Hackney Carriages licensed by the council.
Tariff one covers journeys with no more than four passengers from 6am until 11pm on any day except public holidays, Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Tariff two is for journeys with no more than four passengers from 11pm until 6am on any normal day and at any time on public holidays, Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
The current tariffs have been in use since July 2015.