Licensed Haulage Emergency Support Scheme now open

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The Licensed Haulage Emergency Support Scheme is now open for applications.

The Licensed Haulage Emergency Support Scheme is a targeted and temporary grant scheme that will provide a payment of €100 per week for 8 weeks for every heavy goods vehicle (over 3.5 tonnes) as listed on a road haulage operator’s licence as of 11 March 2022.

Transport Minister, Hildegard Naughton commented: “Government continues to work to support our supply chain sector; as an island off the continent of Europe, limiting Ireland’s exposure and vulnerability to external shocks remains a key priority. Our recent experience through Brexit and COVID-19 has shown just how resilient our haulage sector has been as it continued to work through challenging conditions to ensure the delivery of goods to our shops, pharmacies and homes without fail. Our haulage sector is of key strategic importance to the country, and while the external pressures on the cost of fuel in Ireland are not within the control of Government, this targeted Emergency Support Scheme will support our response in cushioning the impact of these price increases for haulage businesses.”

More information can be found here: Licensed Haulage Emergency Support Scheme

Application forms have been provided directly to Licensed Hauliers by email using the email address held on file by the Road Transport Operator Licensing Unit in Loughrea.

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