ExcludedUK is a non profit grassroots NGO founded to provide a platform for those denied fair and adequate financial support from the Governments COVID-19 Support schemes since the pandemic began in March. With a community of over 60,000 members across all industries, age groups and regions, we estimate that three million UK tax payers have been excluded from the same support as others, which has lead to thousands of people losing their livelihoods, careers, and homes, and sadly, for some, their lives.
Hundreds of London black cabs are being stored in fields around the capital as work dries up for many of London's black cab drivers.
Before the pandemic struck - London had over 23,000 licensed black cabs, but it is estimated that one in five cabs has been taken off the road since the pandemic began and according to TfL figures, the number of taxi's still operating has now dropped to just 15,000.
The Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association (LTDA) General Secretary, Steve McNamara, described the situation in a recent report in Sky News as a "complete and utter nightmare" for cabbies. Many drivers have also "fallen through the gaps" in the Treasury's furlough scheme and are now on "starvation wages".
One driver says he is lucky if he gets three customers a day and another described London as a 'Ghost Town'
Read more: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-hundreds-of-black-cabs-stored-in-fields-as-fares-in-london-dry-up-12136016
ExcludedUK has been fundraising to provide urgent help and support for those affected in the forms of business and career advice, debt support and 121 counselling sessions within 48 hours. Please find more information on our website www.excludeduk.org.