New support for taxi operators in Dundee has been made available by the Scottish Government.
From Monday June 28 taxi and private hire operators will be able to apply for support administered by Dundee City Council. Applications must be made by July 16 at 5pm.
The scheme will operate on a tiered basis allowing owner/operators with:
• one vehicle to receive a single award of £1,000;
• two to nine vehicles to receive a single award of £3,000;
• 10 to 49 vehicles to receive a single award of £7,000; or
• 50 or more vehicles to receive a single award of £15,000.
The grant should be paid within four weeks of receiving all the information/details to allow payment to be made.
Applications can be made here: https://my.dundeecity.gov.uk/service/Taxi_and_private_hire_operator_support_fund
Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.