The purpose of this fund is to provide a one-off grant payment to licensed taxi owner/operators, with grant amounts based on the number of licences held as follows.

  • one vehicle - a single award of £1,000
  • two to nine vehicles - a single award of £3,000
  • ten to forty-nine vehicles - a single award of £7,000
  • fifty or more vehicles - a single award of £15,000

If you receive the grant you can continue to work or take on other employment including voluntary work. Failure to provide the requested evidence will delay the processing of your application.

These grants fall under the UK Government’s obligations relating to subsidy control as set out in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which can limit the amount of such aid per recipient.

The European Commission Temporary Framework enables Members States to grant aid to undertakings facing difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Temporary Framework covers support granted to businesses which were not already in financial difficulty on 31 December 2019, and aid support granted to businesses no later than 31 December 2021.

The De minimis Regulation enables a business to receive public funding of up to €200,000 over a three year period (note different rules apply to agriculture and fisheries).

Further information on State Aid is available at:

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Eligibility
Personal and Business Details^
Bank Account Details (for Grant Payment)
Supporting Documentation
Declaration

The information provided by you on this form will be used by Stirling Council to process your application. It may be shared with other outside agencies in the interests of preventing fraud.

Please be advised that if any fraudulent claims are found, Stirling Council may seek recovery of overpayments. This could include criminal proceedings. I understand that grant income received by an individual or business is taxable and that any grant received through this scheme will need to be included as income in the tax return of the individual or business. Only individuals or businesses that make an overall profit once grant income is included will be subject to tax.

Payments will fall into the 2021/22 tax year. Unincorporated businesses will be taxed when they receive the grant income. The grant will be beneficial income of the company and any approved grant received will be a taxable trading income receipt in the hands of the company as opposed to taxable income in the hands of the director.

If you are in receipt of Universal Credit or some other Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefits, receiving this grant may affect your benefit entitlement. This could mean you need to pay some money back to DWP, or that your future payments are reduced. You may also be able to deduct some business expenses. How this affects you depends on your individual circumstances. You may wish to contact DWP to confirm how it would affect you. If you are in receipt of Council Tax Reduction or Housing Benefit from your Local Authority you are also under a duty to report this grant to the local authority’s benefits or council tax service.

 

Last updated: Sunday, June 27, 2021 11:00 PM