COVID-19 Taxi and Private Hire Driver Support Fund 

If you are a licensed taxi or private hire driver experiencing financial challenge as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) you may be eligible to receive a one-off grant of £1,500.

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.

If you are eligible for a grant your local authority will get in touch with you, starting from week commencing 18 January 2021.  

Please click here to view full eligibility criteria.

How to Apply

This scheme closed to new applications on 24th March 2021, please refer to the Support for Business regarding other assistance which may be available.

Universal Credit

If you have received a grant through the Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Driver Support Fund this will not now affect any Universal Credit payments you are also receiving.

You will still need to declare the grant to the Department of Work and Pensions, but they have confirmed that any grants paid through this scheme will not count towards any Universal Credit entitlement.

We contacted all eligible licensed taxi and private hire vehicle drivers in our area January to invite them to apply for this grant. If you have been put off replying to the fund because you were unsure how this would affect any Universal Credit payments you are receiving, please act now to claim the £1500 grant.  We have extended the closing date for claims to 25 March 2021


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