Local democracy and decision making
Lambeth Taxicard Scheme Changes
Meeting: 25/07/2011 - Cabinet (Item 8)
(Report 106/11-12 and appendices)
Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing
Executive Director for Adults’ and Community Services
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- 12b App1 Taxicard consultation report, item 8 PDF 1 MB
- 12c EIA - Taxicard, item 8 PDF 153 KB
- 12d HASSC response3 taxicard, item 8 PDF 126 KB
(Report 106/11-12 and appendices) (Key decision – deadline for call-in 05 August 2011)
The Cabinet Member for Communities and Community Safety introduced the report noting the large number of responses that had been received to the consultation exercise which showed the value that was placed on the scheme. She also reported that usage of the scheme was increasing and that action was needed to control the costs. She asked Members to note that the scheme would be re-examined in 2013/14.
Ebenezer Akinsanmi’s (Lambeth LINk) presentation made to Minute Item 7 (Non residential social care contributions) was also noted in relation to this item.
The Cabinet Member for Children and Young People noted his approval at the decision to continue to allow double swiping. He also expressed concern that the central contract was more expensive than would seem necessary but that the Council were tied into it.
(1) To increase the minimum customer contribution per trip by £1.00 from £1.50 to £2.50.
(2) To Allow Double Swiping (This allows users to swipe their taxicard twice in order to go for longer journeys)
(3) To reduce annual trips under Taxicard scheme to 96 from 144.
(4) To continue to permit unused monthly trips to be rolled over to the next month.
(5) To reduce Lambeth’s subsidy by £2.00 per trip to £8.30 (day time) £9.30 (weekends) and £10.80 (at night). The subsidy is the amount Lambeth pays towards each trip and the current tariffs are £10.30 (day rate), £11.30 (weekends), and £12.80 (night time).
(6) To agree that the Council will review the scheme in a year’s time to take account usage volume and costs to decide whether further change is needed.
(7) To note and take account of the outcomes of the consultation exercise set out in Appendix 1 and of the equality impact assessment set out in Appendix 2.