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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Taxi and Private Hire Driver and Operator Support Fund

Published: 18 Jan 2021
Last updated: 14 Jul 2021 - see all updates

Grants to support taxi and private hire drivers and operators in Scotland.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Taxi and Private Hire Driver and Operator Support Fund
Overview

Overview

If you are a licensed taxi or private hire driver who received support through the Taxi Driver and Private Hire Vehicle Driver Support Fund, you are eligible for an additional payment of £1,500. You do not need to apply, you will automatically receive your payment. Your local council will begin to process your payment towards the end of week commencing 7 June 2021, or earlier if possible.

If you are a Taxi operator, you may be eligible for a grant of between £1,000 - £15,000 depending on the number vehicle licences you hold. You do not need to apply. Your local authority will begin contacting all eligible vehicle licence holders from mid-June. Local authorities will aim to make payments in June/July.

This support is separate from and in addition to any other funding you may have received from the Scottish or UK Government, for example the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme and the COVID-19 Public Transport Mitigation Fund.

You do not need to apply – your local council will get in touch with you by letter, email or other communication method during the month of June.

 


First published: 18 Jan 2021 Last updated: 14 Jul 2021 -