On-demand driving updates – November 2020

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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 November:

Have you claimed the SEISS Grant?

As a self-employed on-demand driver, you’re eligible for the Government’s self employment support scheme (SEISS). Some drivers have been able to claim the maximum amount of between £5,000-£7,500. If you haven’t already claimed the grant, find out more below.

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Increased rider demand with Uber Medics relaunch 

Uber Medics is back, offering 25% off rides for all NHS and UK care home staff, or 50% off when they pay with Mastercard.

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Unlimited miles for lockdown

To assist our members during the latest COVID-19 restrictions, we’re lifting the 700-mile weekly driving quota and introducing unlimited mileage. Make sure you download our Splend member app and link your Uber account to take advantage of this offer.

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TfL approved partition screens now available

Great news for those interested in installing a partition in your vehicle as the Driver Bubble partition is now TfL approved. Covering 90% of the area between the passenger and driver, the screen helps reduce the chance of contamination.

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Kia Niro joins the Uber comfort lineup

Uber is launching a new Uber comfort line offering riders the opportunity to not only choose a car with plenty of legroom, but also an experienced driver.

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What is Service Fee Quest?
Quest is Uber’s new programme that allows you to unlock a lower service fee and keep more of the trip fare, giving you better control over how you use the Uber app.

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