What is ‘hire and reward’?
‘Hire and reward’ is the legal term for payment for providing transport. It’s any payment, in cash or kind, which gives a person the right to be carried on a vehicle, regardless of whether that right is exercised. The payment may be made by the passenger or on the passenger’s behalf.
Fares, subscriptions, donations, grants, payments for another services and money drawn from club funds would all be treated as ‘hire and reward’. This applies even when no profit is made or when transport is only part of a package.
Operators need to be very careful before assuming that their operation is not for ‘hire or reward’.
CTA members can find more information on whether their service is run for hire or reward in a suite of resources here.