Also known as Block Tariffs. A Step Tariff envisages that one or more of the Charges comprising the tariffs is applied in a step or block fashion.
The following are the general rules for defining a Step:
- At least two steps must be defined.
- There is no limit to the number of steps.
- There is a defined minimum and maximum Rate per step.
- The first step’s minimum is always zero.
- The last step’s maximum is always 999 999.
Steps are set up by an Organisation when defining a Tariff that has a Step Charge. Steps cannot be reused between Tariffs. But a Step defined in a Tariff can be reused for more than one Charge in that Tariff, although this scenario is highly unlikely.
There are two types of Steps:
A step-by-step application of the Rate on each Step, up to the maximum Charge Index.
The application of a single Rate on the maximum Step. The maximum Step is determined by the maximum Charge Index.