A proposal to increase taxi fares in the borough will be considered by council licensing chiefs tomorrow.
The price rise was requested by the Dacorum Hackney Carriage Drivers Association due to the rising costs of fuel, insurance, licence fees and valeting.
Dacorum Borough Council’s licensing health and safety enforcement committee will decide whether to recommend the increased fees to the council’s cabinet.
A public consultation has already been held in the form of an online survey - more than half said the fare increases were too much, although there was strong support for charging more money for the fouling of a vehicle.
Council officers have recommended that the committee supports the introduction of higher rates.
On a typical tariff the fare would rise by 18p to £4.30 for a one mile journey, £1.14 for five miles to £12.30 and £2.34 for 10 miles to £22.30.
A final decision on whether the fares are introduced will be made by the council’s cabinet.