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TfL announces black taxi fares set for 'low' rise

Black taxi fares set to rise. Credit: PA

Black cab fares in the capital are going up and could rise again as early as next January.From April 5, London taxi fares will increase by an average of 0.7%, Transport for London (TfL) announced today.

TfL said the below-inflation increase was the lowest since it took responsibility for licensing taxis in 2000 and the rise equated to just 9p more on an average fare.

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Taxi Driver Protest

Taxi drivers will converge on Trafalgar Square this morning in protest over planned tax hikes on biodiesel produced with used cooking oil.

The cab drivers claim the tax increase will force many of them to go back to fossil fuels - which will lead to an increase carbon emissions.

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