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Taxi Driver Support Grant guidance

The Taxi Driver Support Grant (TDSG) is a discretionary one-off payment of £500 to support licensed taxi drivers that live and work in Chesterfield.

The payment is to help local taxi, private hire and contract drivers who have suffered a loss of income due to government restrictions.

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Who can claim a Taxi Driver Support Grant payment?

You can claim the Taxi Driver Support Grant from us if you:

  • work in the Chesterfield Borough Council area
  • hold a valid taxi, private hire or contract driver's licence issued by Chesterfield Borough Council before 1 January 2021
  • were trading at 4 November 2020 and have suffered a loss of income due to government restrictions

You are not entitled to claim this payment if your licence has lapsed, has been suspended, or has been revoked.

We will cross-check your details with our licensing records when you apply. 


Drivers that are not eligible

You will not be eligible for this scheme if:

  • you are insolvent
  • your licence is subject to a review by the Appeals and Regulatory Committee

Evidence required to support your claim

You will need the following information to claim:

Taxi, private hire or contract driver's licence number - this begins with C, CD, HC or PH followed by some numbers.

Proof of bank account - for the account you use for your business transactions

  • show the bank account details
  • show business transactions

You will need to upload electronic copies, scanned images or clear photos of either your electronic bank statements or screenshots of online banking.

If you don't provide your bank statement we WON'T be able to process your claim.


How to claim

You can apply for Taxi Driver Support Grant online through My Chesterfield. Registering for an account is quick and easy, and you will be able to track the progress of your claim.

If you are unable to apply online please call our customer services team on 01246 345345.


How much is paid

If you qualify you will receive a one-off payment of £500.


How will the payments be made?

Payment will be made directly into the bank account matching the bank statement you provided with your claim. We are not able to make the payment into any other bank account or by cheque.


Tax on Taxi Driver Support Grant payments

The Taxi Driver Support Grant payment will need to be included as income on your tax return.


If you are not entitled to a Taxi Driver Support Grant

If you are paid a grant that you are not entitled to the funding will be reclaimed, and anyone caught falsifying their records to gain grant money will face prosecution.


When does the scheme end?

This grant is part of Chesterfield Borough Council's Additional Restrictions Grant scheme. The eligibility criteria for the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme will be reviewed regularly and may be revised to meet local needs. 


Information about the local restrictions in your area

You can find lots of useful guidance and information on the Gov.uk website.


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Last updated on 16 February 2021