Newry MLA Welcomes SDLP Taxi Action Plan | Newry Times

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Tuesday, September 14th, 2021
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Newry SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has welcomed the announcement of a Taxi Action Plan from SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to benefit taxi drivers. 

 

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SDLP Minister Mallon has announced a number of new steps to support the taxi industry as they rebuild following the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

 

Among the proposals are plans to wipe DVA fees for new taxi drivers in 2021/22.

Plans also include a taxi fare review with a consultation launching this month and the wiping of DVA fees for one taxi meter test required to implement a fare change.

The Newry and Armagh Assembly Member commented, “The SDLP has stepped up once again for the taxi industry.

 


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“I am delighted that Minister Mallon has announced further proposals in a taxi action plan to help the industry.

“This comes after the SDLP Minister provided almost £17million in support for the taxi industry during this pandemic.

“Today in government the SDLP is going further to help the industry with a plan to get new drivers into the sector.

“We have all seen the impact the pandemic has had on the taxi industry.

 

 

“And it is clear that our Minister has listened to the needs of drivers and worked with the industry to find a solution for them to rebuild effectively as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“People rely on taxi drivers to get to school and work, to important appointments, to visit friends and family, and to socialise.

The Newry MLA added, “They will play a key role as we look forward to rebuilding our economy and society.”

 


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