Driving tips

What is Uber Green? London

Uber Green guide – Work more efficiently with an electric car

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Uber Green is finally here – a way for drivers of electric PCO cars to get ahead of the competition, and an important milestone in Uber’s aim to upgrade their London fleet to 100% electric cars. Context: Uber aims to become the first rideshare provider in the world that uses…

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How to prepare for MTD in 2021 as a rideshare driver in London

Go digital with your on-demand income taxes – How to prepare for MTD in 2021

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On April 1st 2021, the soft-landing period for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT will come to an end. In essence, anyone currently following the rules of MTD for VAT will need to make sure that the software they use sends information directly to HMRC. This is the first step…

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Paid time off, pension plan, and minimum wage for UK drivers

UK Uber drivers gain official worker status, with paid time off and other benefits

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Following a Supreme Court ruling, Uber drivers in the UK will be classified as workers, as opposed to their current self-employed designation. As a result, Uber drivers become eligible for paid holiday time, enrollment into a pension plan, and a guaranteed National Living Wage. The new benefits will be available…

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EV myths busted – 9 things you got wrong about electric cars for Uber

EV myths busted – 9 things you got wrong about electric cars for Uber

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With the London Congestion Charge claiming more and more of on-demand drivers’ income, and the ULEZ charging zone expanding, drivers are starting to seriously consider upgrading to electric PCO cars. But first things first: Can you use an electric car for Uber? The short answer is yes. In fact, rideshare…

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Adapt your driving strategy to the easing lockdown restrictions

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On 22 February  the Government announced its roadmap out of the current lockdown. We prepared a quick guide so you can keep the key dates in mind and adapt your driving strategy to maximise your earnings as the restrictions are gradually relaxed: 8 March Schools will open with outdoor after-school…

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How to limit your tax return stress

How to limit your tax return stress

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Unless you’ve already filed your tax return, you’re probably starting to feel the stress of the January 31st self-assessment tax deadline approaching. Although completing your self-assessment tax return may seem like a monumental task, it’s a painless process if you follow a simple plan and have all your documents ready.…

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An Uber driver guide to staying safe on the roads this winter

Staying safe on the roads in winter – The Uber driver’s guide

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Being safe on the road is the number-one priority regardless of the weather, but as the winter months start creeping in, it can’t hurt to remind ourselves of the dangers and prepare for the changing conditions. Foggy mornings make it hard to see, rainy weather causes slippery streets, and when…

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The lockdown ends soon – What to expect in ridesharing and how can you maximise your earnings

The lockdown ends soon – What to expect in ridesharing and how can you maximise your earnings

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On the 23rd of November the UK Government announced that the second national lockdown will end at midnight on Wednesday the 2nd of December. From the 3rd of December, the UK will return to a new version of the three-tier system that features tougher restrictions. Read the Government’s full winter…

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Kia Niro self-charging hybrid 2019 facelift

The Kia Niro joins the Uber Comfort lineup

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Uber is launching a new product in London called , offering riders the opportunity to not only choose a car with plenty of legroom, but also an experienced driver. Uber defines Uber Comfort as: A ride option for experienced partner drivers who have completed over 500 trips, maintained a rating…

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PCO driver review Splend

A day in the life of a Splend driver – Meet PHV driver extraordinaire Tiago

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We’re excited to kick off our new blog series, taking you on a shotgun ride with a PCO driver. And what better way to start than by introducing long-time Splend member Tiago, an experienced professional who has learned over the years what it takes to be successful on the road…

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