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ARG 2 – Taxi Driver support payment

Eligibility

To be eligible for this support payment you must be able to confirm ALL of the following criteria:

  • You have a current and active Private Hire or Hackney Carriage Licence issued by Tamworth Borough Council
  • Your licence was issued prior to 4th November 2020
  • You are currently working as a taxi driver within Tamworth
  • You are a resident within the Tamworth Borough
  • Your income has been impacted due to restrictions currently in place

If you cannot confirm ALL of the above criteria, you are not eligible, and should not proceed to fill in the following application form.

Your UTR number is a ten digit number that can be found on documents from HMRC, such as; Your previous tax returns, notices to file a tax return and your payment reminders.
Your Details
Evidence

Please email the 3 following pieces of evidence to covid-grants@tamworth.gov.uk so that your application can be assessed:

  1. Evidence 1 – Proof of address: Recent rent demand or utility bill clearly displaying applicants name and address on form.
  2. Evidence 2 – Clear picture of photo ID.
  3. Evidence 3 – Clear picture of licence issued by Tamworth Borough Council licensing you to drive a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire.

Please also email your bank account name, bank account number and sort code in which a payment should be made if your application is successful to covid-grants@tamworth.gov.uk and ensure your name is quoted on your email.

Declaration
In completing this declaration, I acknowledge:
  1. The state aid de minimis threshold has been extended to €800,000 euros and it is your responsibility to ensure you do not exceed the threshold. If you feel obtaining this grant will take you above the state aid de minimis limit you should not complete this form. If you have received grants that take you above the state aid de minimis level you should return the payment, otherwise this may be clawed back at a future date.
  2. I meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the Additional Restrictions Grant.
  3. Tamworth Borough Council reserves the right to verify any claim or associated expenditure by checking with third party organisations including but not limited to banks, credit reference agencies, information held by the local authority and other local authorities
  4. The information you give us is used and held in accordance with the Local Government Finance Act 1988, and the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. Requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 may ask for general information regarding limited companies and PLCs which we will supply as they are not covered by the Data Protection Act.  
  5. We have a duty to protect public funds and we may use business rates data in cross system and cross comparison checks to ensure our records are correct. We may also disclose relevant information to other council and government departments where it is necessary and lawful to do so. We may also share information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds.  
  6. Tamworth Borough Council reserves the right to recover any grant payment where the data provided is later found to be fraudulent or incorrect. 
  7. The payee bank account details provided are the official business account details for the business and I confirm I am consenting to Tamworth Borough Council contacting the above bank to verify the bank account is that of the above business.
  8. Partial completion of this form will result in the application not being processed and I have provided with my application evidence to support my application as required, I understand if I have failed to submit evidence as required my application will not be considered.
  9. Completion of this form does not guarantee a grant and is subject to final approval against current government eligibility criteria and anti-fraud checks and I understand Tamworth Borough Council will make the final decision as to the payment of any grant.
  10. I declare that the information I have given in this form is correct and complete. I will tell the Council if there is any change in circumstance.

Please ensure that you submit all required evidence documents for your application to be considered: (failure to submit any evidence will result in your application not being considered). Evidence should be emailed to covid-grants@tamworth.gov.uk and ensure your name is quoted on your email.