Taxi nd private hire drivers across Warrington are to be offered a coronavirus support grant because the trade is continuing to see low passenger numbers as a result of the pandemic.
Warrington Worldwide reports that to provide support to the town’s 700 taxi drivers, Warrington Borough Council is offering a £210 support payment – in line with the Liverpool City Region – which can be applied for through the council’s existing additional restrictions grant (ARG).
Taxi drivers with a current licence issued by the council, who live in Warrington, may be eligible for the grant upon completing the business support grant application form online. This grant is intended for those drivers who have suffered adverse financial impact during the coronavirus restrictions in place in Warrington from October 14.
The council’s cabinet member for economic development and innovation, Cllr Tom Jennings, said: “The taxi trade in Warrington is a valued part of our local economy and we need to continue to support our drivers. We have shown our commitment to supporting Warrington’s local businesses wherever we can, and the taxi trade is no different.
“Coronavirus restrictions have caused a lot of anxiety for the trade, with patronage numbers significantly down. I hope this financial support provides some help through what I know is a very uncertain and difficult time for many.”
For more information about how to access business support grants visit: