Nowadays that chicanery is all done electronically by others!
Anyhow the authorities decided to introduce a fare chart which became the meter to mandate the fare based on the running costs and a fair return for the driver and the horse of course.
THE METER IS THERE TO PROTECT THE PASSENGER AND SECONDLY THE VIABILITY OF THE INDUSTRY.
Now as fools join the race to the bottom against others who subsidise fares as the rider only pays 41% of the true cost, why is this done, they're not a charity?
It is of course to exterminate the competition aided and abetted by morally (but not financially) bankrupt politicIans who favour offshore predators against the interests of their own citizens!
This is a scandal that should make any right thinking person sick to the pit of their stomach, let's hope those involved are shown for what they are, it's not about 'technology' it's about greed, tax avoidance and immorality, nothing new under the sun there!
Anyhow, now we have so called supporters of the cab trade offering fixed fares below any kind of economic return, it can only end one way as we engage in a Dutch Auction, you can bet these 'supporters' won't have their income cut.
One Taxi Trade union has taken a stand and its members voted unanimously to boycott these fares, I urge you to do the same.
Ask your org to set aside any shilling your organisation takes in advertising, it ain't worth it. Don't act like the politicians we condemn please?
EITHER YOU DEFEND YOUR TRADE OR YOU BECOME A COMMODITY TO BE SOLD TO THE LOWEST BIDDER.
Statement from the RMT.