Maximum taxi fare review consultation

Closed 7 Oct 2022

Opened 12 Aug 2022


The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) are in the process of undertaking a 2022 review of the current maximum taxi fare with a view to potentially implementing an increase. The review has considered a number of costs, including fuel and labour, insurance, vehicle tax and the cost of depot rent. Benchmarking with other jurisdictions has also been carried out.

The public, the taxi industry, both operators and drivers and relevant stakeholders are invited to provide their views on the proposal to potentially increase the maximum taxi fare tariff across the North.

Why your views matter

In considering an increase to the maximum fare the Department wants to support drivers and operators in their ability to earn a fair income and an increase may go some way to encouraging new drivers into the taxi industry. However we need to balance this with the needs of taxi customers, including vulnerable passengers.  

We believe this is an important economic and societal issue and would encourage all those with a vested interest to contribute to this consultation process. 

What happens next

When the consultation closes, the responses will be analysed and a report drafted for consideration



  • All stakeholders
  • Citizens
  • General Public
  • Carers
  • Disability Organisations
  • People with Disabilities
  • Community & Voluntary Organisations
  • Drivers


  • Transport
  • Accessibility
  • Disability
  • Community
  • Rural
  • Equality