Multi-million euro support package for taxi, hackney and limousine operators announced

A €6.5 million package has been announced for taxi, hackney and limousine operators, also known as the Small Public Service Vehicle (SPSV) Industry.

The new sectoral package, developed following consultation with the Advisory Committee on SPSVs, will directly assist SPSV drivers in their recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing supports which include €3 million for the continued waiver of vehicle licence fees in 2022, €2 million for a once-off motor Tax Refund scheme specifically for taxi and hackney operators, and €1.5 million for a NCT fee refund scheme

Mayo Fine Gael TD, Alan Dillon said: “The impact Covid 19 has had on the Taxi, Hackney and Limousine industries has been detrimental. For some time now I have been calling for adequate financial supports to be made available for out SPSV drivers and today's €6.5 million support package will give operators the consistent support they require over the rest of this year and into the year 2022 as they return to work and our economy and society begins to reopen.”

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