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Is Uber a huge success story? Or the biggest fraud to be perpetrated against the British taxpayer in recent history? Whatever your take on the situation the impact of Uber on the private hire industry and London in general may prove to be a disaster sooner rather than later.

Last month I made a point of speaking to as many Uber drivers as possible. Without exception the 27 UberX drivers I spoke to stated that they are now earning less than £100 per 12 hour shift. The two UberExec drivers I spoke to cannot be a representative sample so I will ignore their comments.

Again, without exception, all the UberX drivers I spoke with have family members that are dependent on them either in this country or overseas. In most cases they are the sole income provider and most receive a variety of benefits. I say most because some were less inclined to share what benefits, if any, they received as a result of their low net income. Those that would not divulge details I cannot comment on further but it is a fact that the majority claim a variety of benefits.

The standard fares on UberX are now priced at a level which is clearly abusive. Drivers are subsidised by tax credits and the irony is that Uber as a company pays no tax to the British exchequer.

Due to Uber’s dominance there may now be a case for banning its abusive behaviour. Their business model would then collapse. Nobody would pay true market rates for crap. Uber is now dominating the London minicab market via anti-competitive practices through predatory pricing which have led it to such a dominant position. And what’s even scarier is that prices will fall even lower later this year on UberX unless Uber are brought to book sooner.

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