On-demand driving updates – February 2021

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In our monthly news 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 February.

Adapt your driving strategy to the easing lockdown restrictions

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.

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UK Government sets out road map for easing lockdown restrictions

On the 22nd of February 2021 the UK Government announced its roadmap out of the current lockdown – meaning that rideshare demand will start returning to normal over the coming months.

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UK Supreme Court ruling on Uber drivers

Following the UK Supreme Court ruling that drivers should be classified as workers, Uber will now launch a nationwide consultation to seek the views of all active drivers who use the app in the UK.

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Update on self-employed tax deadlines

The HMRC has announced that self-employed taxpayers will not be charged a 5% late payment penalty if they pay their tax or set up a payment plan by 1 April.

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