Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Driver and Operator Support Fund 2021-22

Updated 20 September 2021

We administered the Covid-19 Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Driver and Operator Support Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government. This was to help with the loss of income for taxi and private hire drivers and operators licensed in South Lanarkshire due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Fund is now closed for applications.

Tax and benefits

Grant income through the Taxi and Private Hire Driver and Operator Fund is taxable and must be included as income in your tax return. Payments will fall into the 2021/22 tax year. Recipients of this support who are also in receipt of working age benefits must declare the grant to the Department of Work and Pensions so that it is taken into account when calculating benefit entitlements. The grant will be treated as capital for benefits purposes.