Coronavirus (Covid 19) Taxi and Private Hire Operator Support Fund

Closing date for applications: 25th March 2022

Eligibility
To be eligible you must meet all the following criteria:
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Do you hold one or more valid Taxi and/or Private Hire Vehicle Licenses as at 31st January 2022 in Argyll and Bute? *
Have you experienced loss of income (50% of turnover, compared with December 2019) and incurred overhead costs and expenses? *
Do you understand that any payment received must be declared to HMRC as appropriate as part of the tax return for the business? *
Have you breached COVID regulations/requirements since March 2020? *
Are you connected to any of the countries included in the EU list of Non-Cooperative Tax Havens? *
Since or before 9 December 2021, have you reduced the fee payable by any self-employed drivers that rent your licensed vehicles in recognition of the reduced demand for taxis/private hire vehicles and the associated impact on their capacity to cover their costs as a result? *
Have you applied to any other local authority for the same grant? *
Do you operate a booking office? *

(The Scottish Government recommends that any/all booking office staff are paid the equivalent of the real  living wage (£9.90 an hour))

If you receive the grant you can continue to work or take on other employment including voluntary work.

Personal Details
Subsidy Control/Public Sector Support
Declaration

I am applying in full knowledge that the purpose of this grant is to provide support with fixed operation costs to taxi and private hire operators experiencing a significant reduction in demand as a result of measures introduced to the control the spread of the Omicron variant  I confirm that:

  • I am authorised to make this application on behalf of the above business and that the business operates or is headquartered in this Local Authority area.
  • I understand that any payment received is taxable and must be declared to HMRC as appropriate as part of the tax return for the business.
  • I confirm that I have considered the impact that any payment from the Fund may have on any insurance claim I may have made or be making.
  • I certify that the information provided in this application is correct and understand that if any information provided is later found to be false, repayment of funding may be required and depending on circumstances criminal proceedings might be instigated.
I understand that I am required to notify the Local Authority I am applying to of any material changes that may affect the eligibility of my business to receive future payments.

I declare that the particulars given by me on this form are true, and hereby make application to Argyll and Bute Council for a taxi or private hire operator support grant. I also agree that Argyll and Bute Council may be in touch with me further to discuss my application in more detail: