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London hotspots for PCN fines - hot areas for penalty charge notices

London hotspots for PCN fines

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Driving in London can become a costly exercise if you’re not prepared. Before heading out to drive it’s important to study the road rules – the most common types of PCN notices in particular, as more than a million of them were handed out in 2018 alone. At Splend, we’ve…

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Top 6 PCN fines for PCO drivers to watch out for

Top 6 PCN fines for PCO drivers to watch out for

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With a history spanning over 2,000 years, it’s little wonder why London’s streets can be some of the hardest to navigate for drivers. On top of the winding roads, there’s often high congestion too. To keep the roads safe and limit congestion, there are numerous road rules in place, some…

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What are the best PCO cars for Uber?

What are the best PCO cars for Uber?

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What makes the best PCO cars for earning an income with Uber? From the all-important fuel consumption through comfort, safety, to reliability, and even how good the car looks on the road – there’s a lot to take into consideration. Choosing the best PCO car can be a challenging decision,…

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MoT extension – COVID-19 update and FAQ

MoT extension for Uber – COVID-19 update and FAQ

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UPDATE – June 2020 TfL has recommenced car inspections on June 3rd 2020. The MoT extensions remain valid for PHV licences that expired between March 23rd  and June 30th (inclusive), so the cars won’t need to undergo inspection until the new expiry date.   Starting July, cars presented for licensing…

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cars stuck in traffic in London

London Congestion Charge – all you need to know about driving in Central London

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What is the Congestion Charge? The Congestion Charge is an £11.50 daily charge for driving in Central London on weekdays during daytime hours (07:00 to 18:00), aimed to reduce traffic congestion in and around the charging zone. UPDATE Starting from June 22, TfL will increase the daily charge to £15 and extend…

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COVID-19 update—TfL lifts ULEZ and Congestion Charge

COVID-19 update—ULEZ and Congestion Charge are back

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From Monday 18th May, TfL has reintroduced the ULEZ and Congestion Charges and announced important changes starting from 22nd June. Along with the reintroduction of the ULEZ and Congestion Charges, TfL and the Mayor of London announced raising the daily Congestion Charge from £11.50 to £15 starting from 22nd June.…

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The most important COVID-19 resources for on-demand drivers

The most important COVID-19 resources for on-demand drivers

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The global effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus has forced businesses and individuals alike to rethink the way they operate and adjust their lifestyle to the lockdown. This hasn’t been easy for any of us, but aside from the difficulties, it’s also shown just how adaptable we…

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Amazon flex review

Driving for Amazon Flex – Hear it from an experienced on-demand driver

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With rideshare demand down as a result of the nationwide lockdown, on-demand drivers have pivoted into package and food delivery to supplement their income We chatted with Richie the other day, a Splend member who is maximising his income across multiple on-demand platforms including Amazon Flex, Deliveroo, and Uber Eats.…

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Splend support package coronavirus

Supporting our members through Coronavirus

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UPDATE – June 2020 To help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we offered discounted fees to our members during the months of April, May and June. As we previously announced, once the Government decided to ease the restrictions, we also reviewed our support packages. Starting with the month of July, our…

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Driving safely during Ramadan

Driving safely during Ramadan

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Ramadan is a special month that many Muslims around the world look forward to. It also means a different daily schedule to the rest of the year. Early morning Suhur meal to start the day at one end and voluntary night prayers at the other. We know many of you…

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