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MoT extension – COVID-19 update and FAQ

MoT extension for Uber – COVID-19 update and FAQ

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UPDATE – June 2020 TfL has recommenced car inspections on June 3rd 2020. The MoT extensions remain valid for PHV licences that expired between March 23rd  and June 30th (inclusive), so the cars won’t need to undergo inspection until the new expiry date.   Starting July, cars presented for licensing…

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London Congestion Charge – all you need to know about driving in Central London

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What is the Congestion Charge? The Congestion Charge is a £15 daily charge for driving in Central London during daytime hours (7:00 am to 10:00 pm), aimed to reduce traffic congestion in and around the charging zone. UPDATE Starting from June 22, TfL has increased the daily charge to £15 and extend…

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COVID-19 update—TfL lifts ULEZ and Congestion Charge

COVID-19 update—TfL raises daily Congestion Charge to £15

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From Monday 22nd June, TfL has increased the Congestion Charge and extended the charging period. Along with raising the daily fee for petrol and diesel cars entering Central London from £11.50 to £15, TfL also extended the charging period to weekends. The changes don’t affect the ULEZ charge, which remains…

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The most important COVID-19 resources for on-demand drivers

The most important COVID-19 resources for on-demand drivers

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The global effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus has forced businesses and individuals alike to rethink the way they operate and adjust their lifestyle to the lockdown. This hasn’t been easy for any of us, but aside from the difficulties, it’s also shown just how adaptable we…

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Amazon flex review

Driving for Amazon Flex – Hear it from an experienced on-demand driver

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With rideshare demand down as a result of the nationwide lockdown, on-demand drivers have pivoted into package and food delivery to supplement their income We chatted with Richie the other day, a Splend member who is maximising his income across multiple on-demand platforms including Amazon Flex, Deliveroo, and Uber Eats.…

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Driving safely during Ramadan

Driving safely during Ramadan

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Ramadan is a special month that many Muslims around the world look forward to. It also means a different daily schedule to the rest of the year. Early morning Suhur meal to start the day at one end and voluntary night prayers at the other. We know many of you…

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How to get self employment support as an uber driver

How to get government support as an on-demand driver

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Self-employed workers, including on-demand drivers like yourself, are particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus outbreak’s economic impact. The government has introduced the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, aka. SEISS – a grant you can use if you’ve lost income due to the epidemic as a self-employed worker or as a member of…

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Top-up opportunities – use your car for food delivery and parcel delivery

Top-up opportunities – use your car for more than just ridesharing

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We enable you to make money by driving. And not just ridesharing. There’s a world of other opportunities out there and if you think outside the box, driving is as versatile as you make it. As far as on-demand gigs go, you can do so much more with your car…

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COVID-19 Splend update – How we’ll deal with the lockdown

COVID-19 Splend update – How we’ll deal with the lockdown

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cThe UK coronavirus lockdown is forcing businesses and individuals to change the way they operate and live their lives. Splend is no exception, and nor are our members. The safety of our members and staff is our number one priority. We’re working tirelessly to align our operations with the Government’s…

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Staying safe as a rideshare driver during the coronavirus outbreak

Staying safe as a rideshare driver during the coronavirus outbreak

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The COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic has become the central topic and a major preoccupation of the media and the public. The outbreak has created uncertainty for individuals, families, as well as businesses and self-employed workers like yourself. We want to assure you that Splend is not just here to give you…

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