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Taxi price rise justified

A member of the Road Traffic Licensing Committee says a rise in taxi fares is justified.

Rates went up by 5.9% over the weekend, in a move which wasn't widely publicised.

Keith Watterson says fuel and motoring costs have increased by 7.6% over the last year and all other items averaged out at 4.2%, so he feels it's a realistic figure.

However he admits customers would have been unaware of the rise and advance publicity is something which could be considered in future years:

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