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Self-employed taxi drivers call for support package as demand slumps due to coronavirus

Coronavirus: Unite calls on Department for Transport to review licensing regime and fees

26 March 2020
Unite represents taxi drivers in Britain and Ireland
Unite represents taxi drivers in Britain and Ireland


Self-employed taxi drivers across the UK, who have faced a massive drop off in demand due to coronavirus, are calling for a package of support measures for the duration of the emergency.

The trade union Unite has written to the Department for Transport asking for immediate support as many drivers have seen nearly or all of their income disappear in the last week.

The key measures called for include:

Review of the licensing regime with emergency powers to cease all payments for licences and...

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