The taxi trade is one of the sectors hit hardest by the pandemic and measures to try and halt its spread, with drivers relying on a busy city and town centres, stations and airports for trade. But the self-employed drivers and small businesses that make up the taxi trade have been forgotten.
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The Government must step in and urgently provide additional financial support to save taxi drivers from ruin, protect an important part of the transport system and ensure that the many jobs and wider economic benefits the taxi trade provides are not lost.
Meanwhile, Transport for London and the London Boroughs must also take steps to restore confidence in the future of the trade and ensure that drivers can continue to ply for hire effectively across London, now and in the future.
Use funding provided by government to support businesses forced to close to also support taxi drivers, following the example of other local authorities and regions.