This is the maximum Leeds taxis, minicabs and private hire cars can charge you over Christmas - don't get caught out

It's a busy time of year for taxis in Leeds - and revellers out on the town tonight will doubtless be flagging down taxis, minicabs and private hire vehicles across the city on Mad Friday and beyond.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 5:11 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 5:12 pm
Are you out on the town over Christmas? Don't get caught out

But did you know there are rules set in stone by Leeds Council about how much taxi drivers can legally charge you for your journey? Don't get caught out after you've had a few beers...

These are the tariffs which apply, and how they work:

Fares for Hackney Carriages set by Leeds Council

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Tariff 1 - Monday to Friday, 6am to 17.59pm

For the initial 176 yards or 48 seconds: £2.60

For each subsequent 176 yards / 48 secs: 20p (until meter reaches £6.60)

Then for every 195 yards, 20p until meter reaches £10.20

Then each subsequent 176 yards is 20p

Tariff 2 - This is what Hackney Carriages will cost on Mad Friday evening

This tariff applies from 6pm to 5.59am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday until December 24

For the initial 167 yards: £3

For each subsequent 176 yards: 20p (until meter reaches £7)

Then for every 195 yards: 20p (until meter reaches £10.60)

Then for each subsequent 176 yards: 20p

The table of fares set out is authorised under Byelaw 17 of the Byelaws with respect to Hackney Carriages and Section 65 Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1976 - Part 2

Anyone with a complaint about a fare should contact Leeds City Council on 0113 3781570

What counts as the Christmas period?

The Christmas period is between 6pm on December 24 and 05.59am on December 27

The New Year period is between 6pm on December 31 and 05.59am on January 2

How much do Hackney Carriages cost in the Christmas period?

For the initial 176 yards: £4.50

Then for each subsequent 176 yards: 30p (until meter reaches £10.50)

Then for every 195 yards thereafter, 30p (until meter reaches £15.90)

Then each subsequent 176 yards is an extra 30p