Uber partner drivers: your accountant is arriving

Posted on Jan 7th, 2015 | Inside Crunch

Some of the most numerous entrepreneurs in the UK are those that ply their trade on the road; delivery drivers, chauffeurs, cabbies, minibus owners and many more.

Most of these drivers – who provide a service so ubiquitous it has become part of the national furniture – are business owners in their own right. The UK taxi industry is worth somewhere in the region of £9 billion a year, the majority of which goes straight to these small business owners.

These entrepreneurs have their own unique issues and challenges, which is why so many of them already turn to us to take care of their accounting and tax obligations. Today we’re excited to announce that Uber, the world’s leading on-demand car service, has selected us as the recommended accountancy supplier for the thousands of partner drivers who use their platform in the UK.

This partnership is part of a new perks package for UK partner drivers called Momentum. This new programme includes discounts on everyday essentials like car servicing and washing – as well as free MOTs. All told Momentum could save Uber partner drivers around £900 per year.

Uber’s Head of Business Development for Europe Fraser Robinson summed the scheme up nicely:

“Our partner drivers are a critical part of our business… Momentum is all about giving something back to them and we are delighted to be able to offer them so many fantastic perks.”

Our service – accessible from anywhere and designed around micro-businesses – is the perfect fit for an Uber partner driver, and we can’t wait to start welcoming them on board.

 

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