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Get funding for a taxi licence in Hull as authorities target driver shortage
2022-02-17 19:57:00
The Department of Work and Pensions and Hull City Council are putting in place new plans to get more people into taxi driving to try and solve the shortage of drivers in the city. Taxi firms in Hull are struggling to meet demand from people out at the weekend, causing long delays to journeys. Members of the industry in the city have complained about the battle to recruit workers, which has left them contending with demand surges at peak times, made worse after the Covid-19 pandemic. For the latest traffic and travel news and headlines, click here. Many drivers found alternative employment during the pandemic and never returned to the sector and now the council alongside the DWP are searching for ways to entice new drivers. The council has plans to bring all training in-house through the Hull City Learning and Development Service and the DWP are offering funding for those considering taking up a license. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. A new in-house council course will be shorter and cheaper (Image: Hull Live) In a review of industry training, the council has previously heard the cost of the current course, which Hull drivers have been required to do since 2013, could be creating barriers to people entering the trade. Councillors heard plans during a licensing committee on Monday that would see training brought in-house and streamlined, as well as being offered at a reduced price. The course will cover regulations, licensing conditions, equality and working with disabled customers, as well as health and safety and what to do in an emergency. Speakers would also be invited to talk

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