Updated: 29 October

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is to provide a fund of up to £1.5 million to the six local authorities in the city region to enable them to help cover the costs of licences for taxi drivers resident in the Liverpool City Region who have been severely impacted by COVID-19.

The funding will be allocated proportionately to each local authority, according to the number of licenced taxi drivers in their area.

The fund will enable all of the city region’s local authorities to introduce schemes which benefit local taxi drivers in addition to what is available to them through national support schemes. 

The details of how the funding will be issued to taxi drivers are currently being finalised and further information will be available shortly on each local authority website.  It is expected that payments will be made before Christmas.