Submitted by Jonathan Taylor on Monday 1st February 2021
Published on Monday 8th February 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Sunday 8th August 2021
Current Signatures: 5,316
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Provide extra grants for Taxi & Private Hire Drivers in England
Please petition the Chancellor of the Exchequer before his March budget!
Drivers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales received grants of £1500-£2000 in ADDITION to the self employed grant /SEISS. Those in England have not! There should be fairness across the U.K. nations!
This will help stop drivers from falling behind on their vehicle payments, having to cancel insurance etc. Most drivers are currently only earning enough to cover their outgoings and are seeing no profit from 12 hour shifts. They are also heavily at risk in the pandemic and offer a vital service in the community.
Businesses that have a premises such as a shop or office have received assistant and for Taxi and Private hire drivers their vehicle is their premises!
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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