A desperate taxi driver is "begging" for help after making just £18.60 in an eight-and-a-half-hour shift during the latest coronavirus lockdown.
Harry McKean, from Glasgow, thanked the Government for financial assistance but said "it's not enough" and he risks being plunged into debt if the situation doesn't change.
Speaking from his cab in a heart-wrenching video, he said: "Nearly three hours now I've been out, not one hire.
"Yesterday I did an eight-and-a-half shift and recorded £18.60 earnings.
"I know there are other people out there people needing the same, but we're not a fixed premise, we can't apply for those grants.
"We still have fixed costs – I have fixed costs of about £1,000 a month, between taxi payments, insurance and running costs.
"Do I decide to give that up, go into another job or go into arrears with other payments?
"We don't know how we're going to go."
He said he and other cabbies can't afford loans because they would just "run up debt" without the earnings to repay them.
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"I'm begging you councillors, you MSPs out there, take a serious look at this industry and get some help out there because we have fixed costs, like business owners with fixed premises do as well," he pleaded.
After sharing Harry's video, Unite told Glasgow Live they have demanded Glasgow City Council provide support by extending licences and suspending testing, which drivers "simply cannot afford".
In response, a Glasgow City Council spokeswoman said they are continuing to explore options to support the city's taxi drivers, while also ensuring public safety.
They said: "We have implemented a wide range of measures in support of the taxi trade at this extremely difficult time.
"But we are keeping this situation under regular review and will continue to look for further changes that can ease the pressure currently being felt by licence holders.
"As a regulatory authority, we must remain focused on public safety at all times."
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