Beggs urges Taxi Support Scheme rethink

Ulster Unionist Infrastructure Spokesperson Roy Beggs MLA, has gained support from the Infrastructure Committee to lobby the Minister to rethink rules governing the Taxi Driver support scheme.

East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs said, “A taxi driver made me aware of the overly harsh assessment of those who applied for the £1500 Taxi Driver, COVID Support payment. I consider it unreasonable to exclude taxi drivers who had long term taxi insurance and had taken an ‘insurance holiday’ during part of the qualifying period, due to the lack of work. I am pleased that the Committee agreed when I raised the issue and as a Committee we are pursuing with the Department of Infrastructure the treatment of Taxi Drivers who had taken an insurance holiday”.

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