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Taxi drivers in Wales have recovery funding doubled to £1000 each

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Taxi drivers in Wales will now be able to claim £1000 each, rather than the initial £500 first offered, as part of a financial recovery package put together by the Government.

Drivers were originally offered a £500 grant to help during the pandemic recovery under the Government’s multi-million pound support package.

Unite the Union Wales, announced the breaking news on Friday 14 January that drivers will now be offered £1000, saying: “Taxi drivers in Wales are able to claim £1000 grant after Welsh Government doubles funding.

”Unite the Union members who have struggled during the last few months are relieved & will look forward with hope that the trade will start to recover.”

The money will be distributed to local authorities who will then allocate the funding to applicants.

In a previous statement made by the Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething when the initial £500 grant was announced, he said: “Since the start of the pandemic we’ve provided over £2.2pm of support to businesses throughout Wales to help them manage their way through difficult circumstances.

”We will continue to monitor the impact of the spread of Omicron on businesses in Wales, and will consider whether additional emergency funding is needed in the new year.”

It seems as though he was true to his word. Taxi drivers will no doubt be pleased with any additional funding made available to them as their trade has been one of the hardest hit since the outbreak of Coronavirus.


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