One of London’s biggest taxi fleets announces a freeze on all rentals for cabbies during tough times
One of the capital’s biggest taxi rental fleets, Ascott Cab Company, has announced they will be cancelling all rental payments to help London’s iconic cab drivers during the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic.
With work levels plummeting to almost zero as many people choose to work from home and hotels, restaurants and all forms of nightlife completely disappear, taxi drivers have been left, as self-employed workers, worried about how they will financially survive during a time of such crisis.
Those renting from Ascot will now have one less outgoing to stress over with the generous announcement.
In a public statement, a spokesperson for the firm said:
“*An update to all of our drivers - 19th March 2020*
”As new reports of Covid-19 continue to develop, the welfare of our employees, customers and drivers is our highest priority.
”This is not an easy time for the trade.
”In light of the ongoing situation, we will be CANCELLING ALL RENTAL PAYMENTS for our fleet drivers from Monday 23rd March, until Friday 1st May 2020.
”We hope that this gives you one less thing to worry about at such an uncertain time.
”As much valued customers, we are committed to assisting you and keeping you as up to date as we possibly can.
”Stay safe and well!
The Ascott Family.”
Many of the capital’s taxi drivers and those from the rest of the UK will be hoping for a similar break in payments to help keep them on the roads, to not only earn a living, but to also assist those most in need of support through travel and even essential deliveries.