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 January.

Update on self-employed tax deadline (31st of Jan 2021)

On the 25th of January 2021 the HMRC updated their guidance to state that they would not be issuing fines for late self-assessment tax return submissions until 28th February 2021.

However, the deadline of 31st January remains for payments and any late payments will incur interest at 2.6%. As a Splend member you’re eligible to 30% with GoSimpleTax.

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What do we know about the fourth SEISS grant?

The deadline for the third SEISS grant is the 29th of January 2021, where drivers can claim up to £7,500. The UK Government has confirmed that a fourth SEISS grant will be available with more details expected soon.

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Updates from Uber including financial assistance and how to collect PPE

Find out all the latest driver safety news from Uber and how to access AXA partner financial assistance if you are sick or self-isolating.

Uber is offering 25% off all trips to NHS workers and providing free trips to seven London based vaccination centres.

Bolt to donate £250k to help Londoners get to vaccine centres

London rideshare company Bolt announced they will be providing up to £250,000 worth of free rides helping people to reach their vaccination appointments without the need for public transport.

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Ready to take the topographical test? Check out this must read guide

You can’t get started driving Uber in London without passing the topographical (map-reading) test. Therefore, this must-read guide will ensure you know all the important information prior to taking the topographical test.

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A step by step analysis of how to get your PCO licence

Looking to become an Uber driver in 2021? There are a number of steps you need to take to get your PCO licence that is required for Uber. Don’t worry, we’ve outlined all the steps on how to get your PCO licence in this handy guide.

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