Said Cllr Duffy: “The Finance minister has made it clear to the assembly this week that no costed proposition has been put forward in relation to taxi drivers‘ support during COVID-19.
“If the Economy or Infrastructure ministers are serious about finding solutions, they need to bring forward costed propositions for the executive to consider.
“This is how other departments have been able to secure funding for charities, agriculture and sub-teachers throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
“At the Infrastructure committee today my party colleague Cathal Boylan MLA will propose that the Infrastructure Minister Nicola Mallon use her department’s knowledge of the taxi sector to work with the Economy Minister Diane Dodds to produce a costed proposition to support taxi drivers.
“These departments have worked together in the past with other cross-departmental issues such as support for hauliers, for example.”