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    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 9th May 19, 5:09 PM
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    Working for Uber?
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    • 9th May 19, 5:09 PM
    Working for Uber? 9th May 19 at 5:09 PM
    Most Uber drivers use their own cars although drivers can rent or lease a car to drive with Uber. Uber offers car rental or leasing via Getaround, Hertz, and Fair and Uber and BYD Auto have a partnership to provide leasing of electric cars to Uber drivers in Chicago and New York City.

    Drivers must meet requirements for age, health, car age and type, have a driver's license and a smartphone or tablet, and must pass a background check. In many cities, vehicles used by Uber drivers must pass annual safety inspections and/or must have an Uber emblem posted in the passenger window. Some cities also require Uber drivers to have a business license.
    Uber drivers are considered independent contractors and not employees.


    Anyone use Uber or any Uber drivers have experience of the rewards? I already have the correct training, CPC.
    Does work just come via the ap or is it regualar customers that need to be built up?

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    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 19th May 19, 9:15 PM
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    Legally it is quite different. Uber claim they do no more than introduce drivers to customers hence drivers are classed as self employed, with no employees rights, and Uber pays no VAT, which HMRC are contesting in the courts. These big American companies are very good at avoiding tax.
    Originally posted by BananaRepublic
    So no different to most other Minicabs firms.
    Fares go to driver, who doesnít earn enough to charge VAT. The fees he has to pay to Uber, however, are subject to VAT.
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 19th May 19, 9:20 PM
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    You've suddenly become a lot more knowledgeable on this subject than you supposedly were when you started this thread.
    Originally posted by Johno100

    Its easy to Google and find information, information from an Uber driver would be much better.

    • Castle
    • By Castle 20th May 19, 9:08 PM
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    Castle
    Legally it is quite different. Uber claim they do no more than introduce drivers to customers hence drivers are classed as self employed, with no employees rights, and Uber pays no VAT, which HMRC are contesting in the courts. These big American companies are very good at avoiding tax.
    Originally posted by BananaRepublic
    The Court of Appeal ruled in December 2018 that Uber drivers were employees:-
    https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2018/december/uber-drivers-were-workers-court-of-appeal-confirms/
    • BananaRepublic
    • By BananaRepublic 21st May 19, 6:08 AM
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    The Court of Appeal ruled in December 2018 that Uber drivers were employees:-
    https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2018/december/uber-drivers-were-workers-court-of-appeal-confirms/
    Originally posted by Castle
    Uber has lodged an appeal, so itís still unsettled. Personally I think Uber is an employer and tax dodger, but my view is of no significance.
    • BananaRepublic
    • By BananaRepublic 21st May 19, 6:11 AM
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    80+ percent of taxi drivers (private hire and black cab) are self employed. I wonder what percentage of those are VAT registered or for that matter account to the tax man for their true earnings?
    Originally posted by Johno100
    You need nly need to be VAT registered if you earn above a set amount, about £80,000 a year I think. However, Uber acts like a large taxi firm in the eyes of many.
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