Coronavirus (Covid 19) Taxi and Private Hire Operator Support Fund - Self Declaration Form
The Scottish Government recognises the financial challenges facing Taxi Drivers and Operators as a result of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant which has caused a significant reduction in the demand for taxis and private hire vehicles as a result of measures introduced to control the spread.
In recognition of these challenges, Ministers have earmarked £28 million specifically to provide financial support to the taxi sector for fixed operating costs. Originally only those Operators who previously received a grant under the Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Operator Support Fund 2021 were eligible to apply. This is now open to new operators and those who did not apply for funding in 2021. Those who provide a completed declaration will receive a one-off grant from their local authority based on the number of vehicle licences each company, partnership, sole trader or trust (operator) holds as follows, where those vehicles remain active in the trade:
One vehicle - a single award of £750
Two to nine vehicles - a single award of £3,000 for all vehicle eligibility
Ten to forty-nine vehicles - a single award of £7,000 for all vehicle eligibility
Fifty or more vehicles - a single award of £15,000 for all vehicle eligibility.
This fund is being administered by Local Authorities, and on behalf of Argyll and Bute Council I am pleased to confirm you may be eligible for financial support if you have not already received a grant award through the Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Driver and Operator Support Fund 2021/2022. To verify your eligibility for support and to process payment we require you to complete and return the declaration below including supporting information where that is requested.
Please ensure that you take the time to complete your self-declaration form correctly and that you double-check that the information you have provided is accurate before submitting.