TAXI fares in Shoreham, Southwick, Sompting and Lancing are set to increase.
The changes were unanimously approved by the Adur District Council Licensing Committee.
Taxi prices in Adur have not increased since 2016 but are now in line with Brighton and Hove.
The minimum fare is £3.00 and increases in 20p increments based on distance travelled.
The first mile normally costs £5 and each additional mile adds £2.40 to the fare.
For taxis carrying five to eight passengers, fares can be higher – typically around one and a half times the normal fare.
The proposed new taxi fares in Adur are the same as in Brighton and Hove
Additional charges apply at night; on Sundays, public holidays and public holidays; at Christmas and New Year; for additional passengers over four; and for telephone pre-orders.
Customers can also be charged with “fouling” if they make a mess in a taxi.
The new tariffs were proposed by taxi drivers in Adur and the majority of licensed taxi drivers supported them.
A taxi driver attended the licensing session on Wednesday.
He said the rising cost of living wasn’t hurting customer numbers and he was “busier than ever”, but added the new tariffs would help offset higher fuel costs.
Members of the public can review the new tariffs during a consultation period.
They will then be accepted unless objections are raised.
The rates are the maximum that taxi drivers can charge and they can sometimes choose to charge less.
An increase in Worthing tariffs was agreed in July.
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