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Increase taxi fares so drivers in Lancashire can earn a reasonable wage.

Submitted on Tuesday 5th January 2021

Rejected on Wednesday 13th January 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

Petition Action

Increase taxi fares so drivers in Lancashire can earn a reasonable wage.

Petition Details

Set a minimum price for a taxi fare and guidelines that have to be followed when pricing taxi fares. Have local Council’s overseeing that these guidelines are followed.

Additional Information

In Lancashire particularly in areas like Accrington, Nelson in Pendle and Blackburn taxi fares are so low starting at £1.50; that it is making it impossible for the taxi drivers to earn a reasonable wage. This is causing more working tax credit claims being made due to very low earnings. The bosses and owners of the taxi companies do not do anything to change this. They are charging drivers a lot for car rental and for pda’s that send jobs to the drivers, and are not affected by the low fares.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

We can't accept your petition because the UK Government aren't responsible for the issue you raise.

Setting a minimum fare would be a matter for your local authority. You could raise your issue with a local councillor who represents you. You can use this page to find out who your local councillors are, and how to contact them:
www.gov.uk/find-your-local-councillors

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