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Taxi/private hire car operator's licence

Taxi meter fares

The fares for taxis and private hire cars fitted with taxi meters are set by South Lanarkshire Council. For 2019/20, the Council intend to carry out a review of the current fares tariffs in all zones of South Lanarkshire.

For further information please email licensing@southlanarkshire.gov.uk or phone 0303 123 1015 select option 7. Any person wishing to make representations in respect of the proposals may, on or before 4 November 2019 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.

For all zones exclusive hire means that a single fare is payable by any one passenger for the exclusive hire of a taxi or private hire car, whether or not more than one passenger is carried. The current maximum charges are detailed below.

Additional charges may also apply:

Clydesdale zone

Hire of taxi/private hire car (fitted with a taxi meter)

  • not exceeding one mile £3.00
  • for EACH additional 88 yards or any part after that 10 pence (an average 2 mile hire of £5.00)

East Kilbride zone

Hire of taxi/private hire car (fitted with a taxi meter)

  • not exceeding 880 yards £2.90
  • for the next NINE additional 293 yards or any part 30 pence after that each additional 264 yards or any part 20 pence (an average 2 mile hire of £5.60)
  • beyond the area of East Kilbride zone – may be subject to surcharge of 1/3rd of the normal metered fare

Hamilton zone

Hire of taxi/private hire car (fitted with a taxi meter)

  • not exceeding 880 yards £2.80
  • for each additional 220 yards or any part after that 20 pence (an average 2 mile hire of £5.20)
  • beyond the area of Hamilton zone - subject to special agreement in advance with the hirer

Cambuslang and Rutherglen zone

Hire of taxi/private hire car (fitted with a taxi meter)

  • not exceeding 880 yards £2.90
  • for the next NINE additional 293 yards or any part 30 pence after that each additional 264 yards or any part 20 pence (an average 2 mile hire of £5.60)
  • beyond the area of Cambuslang and Rutherglen zone - subject to special agreement in advance with the hirer