EXTRA SUPPORT FOR LIMOUSINE SERVICES COMPANIES UNDER JOBS SUPPORT SCHEME (JSS)

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EXTRA SUPPORT FOR LIMOUSINE SERVICES COMPANIES UNDER JOBS SUPPORT SCHEME (JSS)

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EXTRA SUPPORT FOR LIMOUSINE SERVICE COMPANIES UNDER JOBS SUPPORT SCHEME (JSS)

APPEAL FOR EXTRA SUPPORT FOR LIMOUSINE SERVICES COMPANIES  UNDER JOBS SUPPORT SCHEME (JSS)

I am writing this on behalf of all private Small and Medium Size Limousine Service companies in Singapore. As a Small Limousine company, we are the first to feel the painful economic effects of the COVID-19, especially during these unprecedented times. Alas, while the Government has rolled out the Resilience and Solidarity Budgets to help protect livelihoods of the citizens and to save jobs, our industry has been unfortunately excluded. 

We provide limousine transport services, but our fleet of cars do not provide services for any of the 5 point-to-point private-hire apps (ie. Grab, Gojek, Rdye, Tada, Kardi).

Our main cliente are tour agencies, hotels, and corporate companies. We reply heavily on travellers bookings from tour agencies and hotels on a daily basis. For corporate bookings, our booking is mainly for the company's board meetings, bank roadshows or their events organised for their clients.

As the pandemic explodes, it is clear that it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep businesses running. 

With Covid19, our businesses have fallen more than 90% since February and we have zero bookings currently. With the bar on foreign passport holders, No tourist in Singapore, corporate no longer hold meeting or roadshows for their management/directors, and no events are being organised during this period.

We will have no forecast for the next 6 to 9 months. Our businesses are as badly hit as those in aviation and tourism industries. A further blow on our business came on 21 April 2020 when local private arrangements rides were made illegal after the list of essential services were reduced.

As small SMEs, we have almost zero revenue, but we have fixed expenses to pay (car instalments, staff wages, office rentals etc). Bessides, we still have personal responsibilities and bills to pay. If we do not receive the support for ourselves in time, it will be difficult for us to protect our own livelihood. If we cannot support ourselves, it will be hard for us to keep the business going. 

As DPM Heng Swee Keat has said, in these extraordinary times, “We need to keep the spirit of enterprise alive.”

We want to keep the spirit of enterprise alive. To help us do so, we ask that you classify us a relevant industry similar to those under aviation and tourism and grant us the same wage support as employees in the Job Support Scheme (JSS). 

(p.s. we are not seeking donations from members of the public so any donation via this petition doesn’t go to us) 

photo credit: Designed by jcomp / Freepik

 

 

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