PE01856: Support the taxi trade


Petitioner: Pat Rafferty on behalf of Unite


Date Lodged: 24 March 2021

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to protect the future of the taxi trade by:

• providing financial support to taxi drivers;
• setting up a national stakeholder group with trade union driver representatives;
• reviewing low emission standards and implementation dates

As a taxi driver—

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your income?

Do you feel you have access to adequate financial support during this time?

What difficulties have you faced in trying to access financial support?

Financial support is so desperately required for private hire / taxi operators with fixed cost overheads a long with no trade I don’t know if my business can survive without support. Day on day it’s becoming more shocking that this vital hard working industry is being forgotten with families suffering the fallout. Help has fallen very short but other businesses seem to have been given financial support. I feel so let down.

Martyn Taylor

0:01 on 25 Mar 2021

We are the only true 24hr public transport service, every other form of public transport receive some sort of public funding we receive 0%

Roger Paterson

10:08 on 24 Mar 2021

Feel neglected. Please help.

Greg Macfarlane

16:28 on 16 Mar 2021

We need financial help now.

Me Colin Dodds

6:27 on 14 Mar 2021

this petition supports the work which we at NPHTA and PHTM have been doing at parliamentary and local authority levels for almost a year now, so we absolutely support this campaign, but would expand the requirement to not only engage with unions, but associations such as ours too, as we all stand shoulder to shoulder on this. i would also refer to the duty and burden placed on the local authorities and regulators to "actively engage with those they regulate as dictated by the regulators code, which is not optional, but instead MUST be complied with.

David Lawrie

9:56 on 13 Mar 2021

all taxidrivers, should be supported.

Daniel Murphy

22:25 on 11 Mar 2021

Treat Scotland as Wales pls.

Rana umer sharif

0:44 on 11 Mar 2021

We are all struggling to pay our bills and falling behind in taxi payments. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Michael Maley

22:55 on 10 Mar 2021

It is absolutely shocking the way the Scottish Government has treated Taxi Drivers and others in this Pandemic.

William Anson

22:37 on 10 Mar 2021

I have seen my income drop by 70% as a taxi operator. I don't know how long I can go on for.

Mohammed Yusuf

22:36 on 10 Mar 2021

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