“Time is literally running out” for self-employed taxi drivers says Glasgow MP

“Time is literally running out” for self-employed taxi drivers if further support does not come from the Chancellor, says Scottish MP.

Speaking at the House of Commons yesterday during a Coronavirus Bill debate, the MP for Glasgow East, David Linden, highlighted the struggles currently being faced by cabbies in his constituency.

Linden told colleagues in the chamber how many taxi drivers have now taken their vehicles off the road as a result of the falling demand due to the coronavirus outbreak.

He also called on the Government to make new support measures "crystal clear" in the chambers today.

David Linden, Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow East, told the chambers: “A number of Glasgow taxi drivers live in my constituency and they are self-employed.

“Over the weekend and last week, many have taken their cars off the road.

“May I say to the Government, through my right hon. Friend, that time is really running out.

“We need the Chancellor to come to the Chamber tomorrow to make it crystal clear that support will be given to taxi drivers and lots of other self-employed people, including those in the wedding industry.

“The measures that have been brought forward so far are very good, but time is literally running out for self-employed people.”

Image credit: Ross Campbell

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