18 Actionable Steps to Become a UK Taxi Driver

If you want to become a taxi driver, the practicalities and paperwork might seem overwhelming at first glance. So, we’ve broken the process down for you, and listed 18 of the key steps you need to take to get on the road.

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What is the Uber cleaning fee?

If you picked up your passenger through the Uber app there could be a great option available – you could claim an Uber cleaning fee to help cover the costs. Intrigued? Here’s what you need to know about the cleaning fee.

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Taxi drivers and cyclists - tips for sharing the road

Talk to anyone in the bike industry and you’ll hear that cycling is more popular than ever in the UK – a view that’s certainly borne out by the experiences of many taxi drivers.

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What data does Uber pass to the police?

Ride-hailing behemoth Uber seems to be forever in the news for a whole variety of reasons. Like many other hugely successful tech disruptors, the Uber story has often been marred by controversy. Ever since its London launch back in 2012 there have been questions raised over whether UK customers would really trust an app over a local taxi firm.

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How to protect yourself from courier fraud

Courier fraud is increasingly being used by scammers to con people into handing over their money – and taxi drivers are unwittingly playing a crucial part in the deceit. But what exactly is courier fraud and how as a taxi driver can you protect yourself from playing a role in what police have described as a “despicable crime”?

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What are the new taxi and private hire vehicle standards?

Tough new safety standards relating to taxis and private hire vehicles are being introduced in the UK and Wales. The aim? To reduce the risk of harm posed to children and vulnerable passengers. But what exactly do these new standards mean for drivers?

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