In our monthly On-demand News – April 2020 summary, we pull together the latest ridesharing and on-demand driving updates so you’re always on top of your game. Here’s what’s happened in April:

MoT testing exemption confirmed until further notice

In an effort to keep vital services running, the DVSA announced all cars which needed an MoT test from 30 March 2020, will have their MoT automatically extended by 6 months. 

This will continue until they confirm otherwise, but it’s important to keep your car in roadworthy condition at all times. 

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PHV licences are extended for 6 months

TfL announced that PHV licences which have expired, or are due to expire between 23 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 (inclusive) will remain licensed for six months.

The six-month period will be applied from the date the car licence is due to expire. For example, if a licence is due to expire on 15 April 2020, it will remain licensed until 15 October 2020.

London’s most popular rideshare apps

At Splend we encourage our customers to sign up to multiple rideshare apps. That way you can increase your exposure and your chances to receive ride requests.

Here’s a comparison between the most popular rideshare apps in London, with all the pros and cons.

Top-up opportunities

In these times of low demand, you can use your car to do courier work such as parcel- or food deliveries. Uber just launched the Work Hub, and platforms like Amazon Flex or Beelivery are looking for drivers. Check out our list of the most popular delivery apps in London.

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