Financial support for taxi drivers

Published: 23 February 2021

Derby taxi new livery

Derby City Council Hackney Carriage with new livery.

Derby City Council is to provide additional £250 COVID-19 support grants to the city’s licensed hackney carriage and private minicab drivers for the current lockdown that began on 5 January 2021.

Eligible self-employed drivers who have already received the ‘one-off’ grant from the November lockdown, will now be automatically processed for the second payment and will receive an email from the Council in the coming days to confirm the payment is due.

Those drivers who have not claimed for support previously, but were registered with Derby City Council immediately prior to the November lockdown, are invited to apply for the £250 one-off support grant which draws on funds from the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme.

The closing date for applications is Monday 1 March.

Drivers will be asked to provide details of their taxi driver licence and vehicle permits, which both must be with Derby City Council, alongside other supporting information.

Councillor Nicola Roulstone, Cabinet Member for Finance said:

With some many restrictions in place we felt it was right to show some extra support for our licensed hackney carriage and private minicab drivers. Whilst they are receiving the 80% self-employed income support provided by the government it is also important that we recognise the role many have played in supporting the city’s infrastructure throughout the response to this terrible pandemic.

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