Guernsey taxi drivers will join co-funding financial support scheme until the end of September

Taxi drivers in Guernsey will soon be able to claim financial support through the payroll co-funding scheme offered to businesses on the island until the end of September.

The Policy & Resources Committee reviewed representations made by members of the taxi industry, some of whom continue to be heavily impacted by the lack of visitors seen in the Bailiwick as a result of ongoing border controls.

Through the payroll co-funding scheme, those that demonstrate their business is being impacted can apply for 80% or 100% of the minimum wage for employees (or for themselves if they are self-employed), which is a continuation of the rules that have applied up until June.

Deputy Lyndon Trott, Vice-President of the Policy & Resources Committee, who leads on financial support measures, said: "We know there are some taxi and private car drivers who are very reliant on trade from both inbound and outbound holidaymakers as well as business travellers.

“The journeys they make to and from hotels or the airport account for a lot of their income in normal times. We're already supporting other sectors that depend on visitors including accommodation providers, restaurants, retail and others, and it's appropriate that taxi drivers receive the same support."

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