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NEWS ROUNDUP: Taxi, private hire and Easter holiday funding

 

05/03/21

Leeds City Council has announced details of a multi-million pound package of measures designed to provide support to taxi and private hire drivers and operators.

It’s making £2.5million available to fund free 3-year taxi and private hire licence renewals. Those with a Leeds business address will also be able to apply for £500 grants following the reopening later this month of a coronavirus support scheme for businesses with low fixed property costs.

Schools in Leeds are being encouraged to apply for funding to deliver a food and activity programme for vulnerable children over the Easter holidays.

The Council is inviting individual schools to submit proposals by the 10th of March. The extra funding has been awarded by the Department for Education following prior successful Healthy Holidays programmes in Leeds.

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