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.
Changes to Uber trips in Central London
Uber recently announced that they are increasing the Central London Fee to £1.50 from £1.00.
Uber also announced that UberPool fares will not be subject to the Central London Fee, making it more affordable to riders. Uber will provide drivers with a £1.50 contribution for these Pool trips to partially cover the cost of the Congestion Charge.
Uber launches Connect
Uber Connect is an easy, same-day, no-contact delivery solution that allows people to send items in real time. Here’s how it compares with normal package-delivery services:
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.
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.
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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