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Review of taxi fares

Cambuslang and Rutherglen zone

Notice is given that South Lanarkshire Council as Licensing Authority in respect of the licensing of taxis for the Cambuslang and Rutherglen Zone of South Lanarkshire, in terms of Section 17 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (as amended), intend to carry out a review of the current fares tariff for taxis in the Cambuslang and Rutherglen Zone of South Lanarkshire. The proposed tariff is the same as the current fares tariff in that there are no changes proposed. The proposed fares tariff therefore is as follows:-

Hire of Taxi/Private Hire Car (fitted with a taxi meter) -

  • Not exceeding 880 yards £3.90
  • For the next NINE additional 293 yards or any part 30 pence
  • Thereafter each additional 264 yards or any part 20 pence - (an average 2 mile hire of £6.60)

Beyond the area of Cambuslang and Rutherglen zone - subject to special agreement in advance with the hirer.

Fares for waiting time – 25 pence for each period of 60 seconds or any part thereof (£15 per hour) 

Fares by time - subject to special agreement in advance with the hirer.

No fare chargeable - for vacant return journey of the taxi/private hire car from the destination of hirer.

Soilage charge - the hirer will pay a soilage charge of £30 if the vehicle is soiled due to sickness caused by alcohol or drugs, any take-away spillage or any other fouling of the vehicle. It shall not be charged if the vehicle is soiled either due to a child being sick or due to genuine illness.


  1. a surcharge of 60 pence may be charged on all hires commenced after 10pm and before 5am.
  2. a surcharge of 1/3rd of the normal metered fare may be charged for each hire from 6am on 24 December until 5am on 27 December and from 6am on 31 December until midnight on 2 January.
  3. a surcharge, to be specially agreed in advance with the hirer, may be charged for 5 or more passengers hiring a people carrier type car.
  4. a surcharge of 10 pence may be charged for each passenger beyond 2.

Any person wishing to make representations in respect of said proposals may, on or before 10 June 2024, lodge in writing their representations with the Head of Administration and Legal Services, South Lanarkshire Council, 4 Livingstone Boulevard, Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre G72 0BP or email

It is the intention of the council to consider any representations lodged with them and to carry out said review, whether under modification or otherwise, at either a future meeting of their Licensing Committee, acting with powers for that purpose or alternatively under powers delegated to the Head of Administration and Legal Services in consultation with the Chair or Depute Chair of the Licensing Committee if no such representations are lodged.

Iain Strachan
Head of Administration and Legal Services
South Lanarkshire Council
Floor 11
Council Headquarters
Almada Street

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