Taxi drivers in Aberdeen given extra Covid-19 funding

Taxi drivers in Aberdeen are to receive extra funding to help them through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Aberdeen City Council has announced top-up grants of £1,000 per driver - with a pot of £860,000 being made available to eligible licence holders.

It is on top of the £1,500 already given out to taxi and private hire drivers.

A statement from the local authority said: "The Scottish Government’s taxi driver and private hire fund closed on March 25, with Aberdeen City Council administering and disbursing £1,278,000 to date to drivers in the city.

"Aberdeen City Council has received a total of £6 million through the £120m local authorities discretionary fund. The Council allocated over £1.3m in the first phase, while the second phase remains open for other businesses that have not received other support since October and can evidence a loss of income linked to Covid-19 restrictions."

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