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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:32 pm 
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SKDC Taxi Driver Restrictions Grant
The South Kesteven District Council Taxi Driver Restrictions Grant will provide a
"one-off" grant of £500 (under the Council's Additional Restrictions Grant Fund) to
eligible taxi drivers who have been impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic.
To qualify for this payment, you must meet the following criteria:
 Hold a current Hackney Carriage or Private Hire driver licence issued by
South Kesteven District Council
 Have been operating since 4 November 2020 as a taxi driver, and held the
Hackney Carriage or Private Hire driver licence taxi licence on that date
Be resident within the district of South Kesteven
 The Grant application process is open from 1 – 30 April 2021
How to apply
To request an application form, please email: business@investsk.co.uk
When you submit your application, you will need to provide:
 Your bank details for payment to be made – and attach a recent statement to
verify your details
 Your DVLA registered driving licence number
 Your SKDC taxi licence number
 Your most recent Council Tax Bill
Additional details:
Grant income received by a business is taxable. The SKDC Taxi Driver Restrictions
Grant will need to be included as income in the tax return of the business.
Only businesses which make an overall profit once grant income is included will be
subject to tax.



So with restrictions a grant of just £500 however less than 30 percent of drivers working in Stamford would qualify :roll:

which is somewhat unfair because they all pay their licensing fees and they are all badly affected so the fight continues to try and get the council to accept this

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:14 pm 
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So with restrictions a grant of just £500 however less than 30 percent of drivers working in Stamford would qualify :roll:

which is somewhat unfair because they all pay their licensing fees and they are all badly affected so the fight continues to try and get the council to accept this

Seems the way things are going, or have gone.

But at least you will be getting something.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:30 pm 
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Bolton drivers to get £700.

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/19 ... -greenlit/

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:32 pm 
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SKDC have withdrawn their scheme before it opened which was April the 1st looks like the council were playing an April fools joke on us

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:04 pm 
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SKDC have withdrawn their scheme before it opened which was April the 1st looks like the council were playing an April fools joke on us

I wouldn't stand for that.

Your local trade needs to ask why, and tell the council you had a 'legitimate expectation' in getting the grant.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:53 pm 
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we are hoping it will be reinstated but they have withdrawn it after the unfairness of some of the conditions was pointed out

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:03 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
we are hoping it will be reinstated but they have withdrawn it after the unfairness of some of the conditions was pointed out

Guessing they didn't bother to consult with trade reps in the first place?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:42 am 
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THEY ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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ALL drivers are now eligible irrespective of whether or not they live in SKDC


\:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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Result =D>

Should be the same everywhere [-(


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edders23 wrote:
THEY ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

AND

ALL drivers are now eligible irrespective of whether or not they live in SKDC


\:D/ \:D/ \:D/

Good news and how it should be. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:18 pm 
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Lots of applications gone in BUT someone told me the reason they asking to see our bank statements is that they are going to means test every application so we shall see

Payments will be made to successful applicants by the 7th may

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:59 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
Lots of applications gone in BUT someone told me the reason they asking to see our bank statements is that they are going to means test every application so we shall see

Payments will be made to successful applicants by the 7th may


Do not think that it will be means tested, Bank account details as furnished by the applicant has to be verified that it is their bank account. Thr content of the statement is private personal data and should be redacted to which the Council cannot refuse to accept the statement as proof of ownership of that bank account.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:04 am 
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edders23 wrote:
Lots of applications gone in BUT someone told me the reason they asking to see our bank statements is that they are going to means test every application so we shall see

Payments will be made to successful applicants by the 7th may

We only had to supply our account number and sort code. Firstly to verify that it was our account and secondly to pay the money in.
The latest round of grants require us to give them our turnover from 2019/20 and 2020/21. This is a good one because the actual figures are very similar but this years figures include the grants that we have already received and all the furlough grants as well.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:44 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
Lots of applications gone in BUT someone told me the reason they asking to see our bank statements is that they are going to means test every application so we shall see

Where's the evidence that it'll be means tested?

There's nothing in the above criteria to suggest that, and if it was to be means tested they would have to say so.

Your council specifies:

SKDC wrote:
Your bank details for payment to be made – and attach a recent statement to
verify your details

As it says, it's just to *verify your details*.

And if they really did want to means test it, they'd ask to see a bit more than one current account statement.

As Heathers says, it'll just be for verification purposes, and that's what the Scottish Government specified for the grants up here, so 25,000 drivers will have submitted theirs.

I sent a pdf version, and just blanked out the transactions, and nothing was said.

It's just a bit like the KYC thing the banks use for basic IDing, anti-fraud purposes, anti-money laundering etc - Know Your Customer [-(


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:12 pm 
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as I said this is a rumour doing the rounds we'll see what happens

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