“Own Acount” haulage operators are not eligible to claim the Licensed Haulage Emergency Support Scheme, HGVIreland.com has learned.
The Licenced Haulage Emergency Support Scheme has been established to address cost pressures for licensed hauliers, to ensure sufficient liquidity remains available to haulage businesses and to compensate haulage operators for the additional costs incurred due to recent rapidly escalating fuel prices.
However, HGVIreland.com has learned that qualifying applicants must hold a valid road haulage operator licence issued by the Road Transport Operator Licensing Unit of the Department of Transport in accordance with Section 2 of the Road Traffic and Transport Act 2006.
Applicants must be operating as a going concern and must confirm that the business has not commenced, or does not intend to commence, any steps to insolvency/liquidation proceedings.
Applicants must be established and registered for tax in the State with current tax clearance status and applicants will be required to supply their tax reference number as part of the application process. Tax clearance status will be checked with the Revenue Commissioners as part of the administration of the Scheme.
Applicants may only apply for aid in respect of vehicles authorised on their road haulage licence as of 11 March 2022.