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The Self-employment Income Support Scheme announced by the Chancellor will allow taxi and private hire vehicle drivers to claim a taxable grant worth 80 per cent of their trading profits.

 

Not sure that they're better off now the lockdown is eased...

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1 hour ago, Postman said:

Serves them right for losing sight of who they were and voting Tory. I say that as someone who has 2 black cabbie uncles who voted Tory.

so you know  who every cabbie voted for? 

I imagine most would think the 80% is a good deal anyway

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38 minutes ago, richmondtw said:

so you know  who every cabbie voted for? 

Black cabbies get a years free subscription to The Sun and a Conservative Party membership when they complete the knowledge

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I was in the back of an Uber the other day, he said he worked right through the lockdown and was extremely busy.

 

Only glanced at the article, but I am not sure what unique skill set black cab drivers have that would help with Corona.

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, reddog said:

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Only glanced at the article, but I am not sure what unique skill set black cab drivers have that would help with Corona.

 

 

 

 

Indeed. They can perform ludicrously tight u turns. But so can Boris.

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5 hours ago, richmondtw said:

so you know  who every cabbie voted for? 

I imagine most would think the 80% is a good deal anyway

Depends what they put on their last 3 tax returns! 80% of taxable profits, 0% of cash in hand work.

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9 hours ago, Tulip_mania said:

Depends what they put on their last 3 tax returns! 80% of taxable profits, 0% of cash in hand work.

A lot of newly self-employed were punished by govt measures, but at least in this case the honest tax payer benefited.  In a similar vein,  a lot of shops have folded (even though they may have been quite profitable) because they were operating under a dodgy basis - illegal subletting/not registered for business rates with the council. Consequently they were unable to claim the interruption grant that councils administered. 

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17 hours ago, Neapolitan said:

I took Uber last week and the driver told me he’s doing fine. 
 

Sorry for those driving a black cab but it’s a business from last century. 

Even in these times I'm not sure politically the Johnson government could let the black cab business go to the wall.

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