Taxi and Private Hire Driver and Operator Support Fund 2022

Support provided by Scottish Government

What does this involve?

The Taxi and Private Hire Driver and Operator Support Fund 2022 will provide a one-off payment to eligible drivers and operators who have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in December 2021 and January 2022.

For drivers, local authorities will make a further payment of £750 to all drivers who previously received a grant through the Taxi and Private Hire Driver and Operator Support Fund in 2021.

For operators, local authorities will make a payment to all eligible operators who previously received a grant through the Taxi and Private Hire Driver and Operator Support Fund in 2021. The amount you receive will depend on the number of vehicles you have:

  • owner/operators with one vehicle - a single award of £750
  • owner/operators with 2 to 9 vehicles - a single award of £3,000
  • owner/operators with 10 to 49 vehicles - a single award of £7,000
  • owner/operators with 50 or more vehicles – a single award of £15,000

Am I eligible?

If you are a licensed taxi or private hire driver who received support through the Taxi Driver and Private Hire Vehicle Driver Support Fund in 2021 and you are still active in the sector, you are eligible for an additional payment of £750.

If you are a licensed taxi or private hire operator who received support through the Taxi Driver and Private Hire Vehicle Driver Support Fund in 2021, and you are still active in the sector, you may be eligible for a grant of between £750 and £15,000. The amount will depend on the number of vehicle licences you hold and the number that are currently active.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

This fund is for taxi and private hire drivers and operators in Scotland.

How long does this take?

Payments are being administered by local authorities on behalf of the Scottish Government. Your local authority will be in touch with you from the week commencing 31 January 2022 to verify your entitlement. They will then arrange payment within 14 days of receiving any relevant supporting information required to verify eligibility for financial support through this fund.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information. You do not need to apply – your local authority will get in touch with you directly.

If you have read all the information and guidance provided and still have questions, please email covidbusinesssupport@gov.scot

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