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Dundee City Council make £900,000 available to taxi drivers in addition to initial £1,500 payment

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Almost £1m extra support for taxi and private hire drivers is being made available in Dundee by the city’s council.

The money will provide a discretionary top up of £1000 in addition to the £1500 which has already been paid out.

Mark Flynn, convener of Dundee City council’s city development committee, said: “This £900,000 extra will help address the ongoing challenges that the sector is facing as a result of the pandemic, in particular restrictions on travel and reductions in footfall.

“There is no need for drivers to contact the council or reapply, we will be in touch with eligible drivers to arrange the top-up payments to be made into their nominated bank accounts.”

Dundee has received a total of £2.4million from Scottish Government in discretionary funds.

The main discretionary fund remains open for other businesses that have not received other support since October and can evidence a loss of income linked to COVID-19 restrictions.


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