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    • wayne1983
    • By wayne1983 4th Jan 16, 5:49 PM
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    Driving for uber
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    • 4th Jan 16, 5:49 PM
    Driving for uber 4th Jan 16 at 5:49 PM
    Hi, i just found out about this company, just wondered if anyone has worked for them and is it worthwhile? I already have a job and could do this part time, many thanks.
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    • Dan83
    • By Dan83 4th Jan 16, 6:17 PM
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    It's a taxi firm isn't it? you will need a taxi licence from you local council, a taxi that has passed the relevant tests and insurance
    • wayne1983
    • By wayne1983 4th Jan 16, 7:04 PM
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    No idea, all im told its like a an app for your phone, and you do the work through that. Im led to believe you dont need a taxi licence to do this, although i dont know enough about it to give an definite answer.

    It's a taxi firm isn't it? you will need a taxi licence from you local council, a taxi that has passed the relevant tests and insurance
    Originally posted by Dan83
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 4th Jan 16, 7:30 PM
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    You will need to be registered with your local council as a Taxi Driver or a Private Hire Driver. You will need to have (or rent) a vehicle registered with the local council as a Taxi or Private Hire Carriage and insured for Hire and Reward business use. You will need to have an office (can be your home) and register as a Taxi or Private Hire Operator with your local council.
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    • scaredofdebt
    • By scaredofdebt 4th Jan 16, 10:46 PM
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    I've read a few stories online, some reckon they only earned just above minimum wage net, others saying you can make £20 an hour or so.

    I think it really depends on when you want to work, at least you have the freedom to pick and choose your hours, although the hours you pick may not be very busy so earnings may be low.

    Google "uber driver salary" for plenty of real life stories.
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    • By johnmondin81 5th Jan 16, 1:27 PM
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    • 5th Jan 16, 1:27 PM
    I'm a driver for Uber and it's great. Helps pays off my bills and definitely is a side income that I would've never dreamed possible.
    • asajj
    • By asajj 5th Jan 16, 10:50 PM
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    Uber is a private taxi company basically. You use an app to book a nearby driver. So you need to go their website and look for information I suppose.
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    • w211
    • By w211 6th Jan 16, 2:42 AM
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    • 6th Jan 16, 2:42 AM
    You will need to have an office (can be your home) and register as a Taxi or Private Hire Operator with your local council.
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    You will not need to register as an operator, as you'll be working under Uber's (Sheffield's) operating licence.

    All the info you need can be found here:

    http://www.driveuberuki.com/our-cities/sheffield

    Though how much you'll be earning (after expenses) will mostly depend on luck, ability and experience.
    Last edited by w211; 06-01-2016 at 2:46 AM.
    • mizrahman26
    • By mizrahman26 12th Jan 16, 3:49 AM
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    • 12th Jan 16, 3:49 AM
    there are loads of drivers on this now but you can make a lot of money when the hours are put in
    • wkdboi
    • By wkdboi 12th Jan 16, 5:51 PM
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    You will not need to register as an operator, as you'll be working under Uber's (Sheffield's) operating licence.

    All the info you need can be found here:

    http://www.driveuberuki.com/our-cities/sheffield

    Though how much you'll be earning (after expenses) will mostly depend on luck, ability and experience.
    Originally posted by w211
    Sorry but you're wrong, I trust you ACTUALLY read the website??


    What are the licensing requirements to drive with Uber in South Yorkshire?

    Currently we are working under an Operating Licence from Sheffield.

    Therefore we are only able to partner with drivers that have Private Hire licences from Sheffield.
    • powerful_Rogue
    • By powerful_Rogue 12th Jan 16, 6:18 PM
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    Sorry but you're wrong, I trust you ACTUALLY read the website??


    What are the licensing requirements to drive with Uber in South Yorkshire?

    Currently we are working under an Operating Licence from Sheffield.

    Therefore we are only able to partner with drivers that have Private Hire licences from Sheffield.
    Originally posted by wkdboi
    Seems pretty clear to me what he said.

    He said you wont need to register as an operator which is confirmed in your post as it states Uber are working under an operating licence from Sheffield.

    Nothing in his post mentioned the private hire licence.
    • w211
    • By w211 13th Jan 16, 11:13 PM
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    Sorry but you're wrong, I trust you ACTUALLY read the website??


    What are the licensing requirements to drive with Uber in South Yorkshire?

    Currently we are working under an Operating Licence from Sheffield.

    Therefore we are only able to partner with drivers that have Private Hire licences from Sheffield.
    Originally posted by wkdboi
    A private hire licence to act as a private hire driver, and an operating licence to act as a private hire operator (Uber), are two different things..
    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 13th Jan 16, 11:22 PM
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    There was a programme about Uber on Tv a few stories in the press, nearly all of them slagging it off, including they're on drivers who felp they were being ripped off.
    Lots on the web about them

    http://uberpeople.net/forums/London/
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    • Dribiddi
    • By Dribiddi 16th Jun 17, 12:14 AM
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    Sorry to bump the thread but anyone have any experience of driving with Uber?
    I'm considering it as a side income. Driving weekends and 1 or 2 nights per week what income could you expect after expense?
    • WSforever
    • By WSforever 16th Jun 17, 3:35 PM
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    I'm also considering this as part-time/ stop-gap employment option.
    All info appreciated...
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