Anderson welcomes announcement of the 6 month PSV renewal deferral.

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Martina Anderson has welcomed the announcement of the 6-month PSV renewal deferral.

The Department for Infrastructure will issue automatically a 6-month licence – free of charge – for all vehicles whose licence is due to expire between 10 March 2020 and 9 October 2020, unless appointments can be put back in place earlier. This is a temporary measure reflecting the exceptionally challenging times of this current pandemic.

Foyle MLA said: 

“I welcome this announcement as I have been lobbying along with the NW Taxi Proprietors on issues affecting the local taxi industry.

“There are still issues being pursued including requests for a deferral of the Operator’s Licence renewal as this is an added financial burden for drivers who are doing little work due to the lockdown.

“I would like to commend all those in the industry who are still out working as a frontline service keeping our city moving in very challenging times with COVID 19.