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Tax Compliance Notifications Error

To assist the industry in maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements, a notification automatically issues to licence holders if their tax compliance status changes. Yesterday an unusually large number of email notifications issued and NTA is investigating why this occurred. Early indications suggest a simple I.T. glitch.   If you received a tax compliance notice from NTA by...

Approved – Small Public Service Vehicle (Emergency Measure COVID-19) (Fees) Regulations 2020

Today, following public consultation, the NTA Board approved the signing of the Small Public Service Vehicle (Emergency Measure COVID-19) (Fees) Regulations 2020. To assist the SPSV industry which has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and to retain a supply of SPSVs for the travelling public nationwide in the future, funding will be made available...

Approved – Small Public Service Vehicle (Emergency Measure COVID-19) (No.2) Regulations 2020

Today, following public consultation, the NTA Board approved the signing of the Small Public Service Vehicle (Emergency Measure COVID-19) (No. 2) Regulations 2020. In the context of COVID-19 and the associated extraordinary economic circumstances being experienced by the industry, these regulations facilitate the licencing of eligible SPSVs for one additional year in excess of the...

Minister for Health makes Amendment to the Definition of Face Covering

The Minister for Health has made amendments to Regulations on the definition of a “face covering”, as below.   5. Regulation 3 of the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (Face Coverings in Small Public Service Vehicles and Certain Premises) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 569 of 2020) is amended by the substitution...

Compulsory Face Coverings – 92% Passengers Feel Safe

Under COVID Health Regulations there is now a legal requirement to wear a face covering when travelling in a taxi, hackney or limousine.   NTA Chief Executive Officer Anne Graham said: “Taxis, hackneys and limousines are important parts of the Transport for Ireland public transport network. They have been operating throughout Covid-19 and continue to...

Additional flexibility for self-employed workers on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment

“Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, TD, has today announced that self-employed people in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) who are looking to restart their business can now earn up to €960 over an eight week period, while retaining their full PUP entitlement. This is an increase from the €480 previously allowed over...

Fáilte Ireland COVID-19 Training for SPSV Drivers

COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge for SPSV drivers. Drivers across the industry must review how they work, introducing new practices and procedures to ensure the health and safety of both themselves and their passengers. Fáilte Ireland’s COVID-19 Infection Prevention Control training programme instils public confidence in safety standards and will enable drivers to provide the...

Minister for Health signs Face Covering Regulations for SPSVs

Minister for Health signs Face Covering Regulations for SPSVs   Mandatory wearing of face covering regulations for SPSV travel and use came into operation today – “a person shall not, without reasonable excuse, use or travel by small public service vehicle within a relevant geographical location without wearing a face covering”. A “person” in these Regulations means...

SPSV Industry Update Issue 50

The November edition of the SPSV Industry Update (Issue 50) is now available. Click below to view the PDF version.