Vehicle for Hire
Industry Support Discussion
City administration brought the concerns about financial strain raised by the Vehicle for Hire industry to the Emergency Advisory Committee (EAC) for discussion on Thursday, August 27, 2020. The next step will be for administration to bring a report with options for how to further support the industry to City Council for discussion and a decision. Administration is targeting to bring the report forward in late September, but the exact date has not yet been set.
One of the options under consideration is a 50% reduction in dispatcher and vehicle licensing fees for 2020, with the same 50% reduction being extended to the 2021 licence fees for companies who have already provided full payment in 2020, in lieu of issuing a refund.
The EAC also asked administration to bring forward information on the impacts of extending the fee reductions to driver licensing fees.