Updated: Feb 13, 2022
Hertsmere Council are the latest authority to confirm taxi drivers WILL receive an Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) payment to help with costs during the Omicron coronavirus restrictions.
Taxi drivers in local authorities across England are beginning to learn whether they are eligible for ARG, which is being offered as a discretionary fund to support businesses impacted by Omicron coronavirus.
Taxi drivers across England will be hoping for the financial support which is part of the Chancellor’s £100million discretionary fund to support sectors who supply the hospitality and leisure sectors.
Hertsmere Council has promised its drivers a £500 payment. Cabbies applying are being urged to indicate in the further details box of the form that they are a taxi driver to stop the application being rejected.
All applications will be validated and subject to a number of pre-payment checks before a determination is made as to whether the business is eligible for a grant and how much. Payment will be made as soon as practical after the assessment has been made.