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The basics

How to drive with Uber in the UK

Uber is a great way to be your own boss and make money. Here’s what you need to know if you would like to start driving in London, Manchester, Birmingham and other cities in the United Kingdom.

Get started

1. Sign up online

Got an email address and a smartphone? Great, now tell us a bit more about yourself and we'll get you started.

2. Get a licence

In order to drive on the Uber app, you'll need a private hire licence from a council that Uber is licensed by. If you don't have one, that's OK - we'll help you get started with a personalised Ignition appointment where we offer advice and support after you sign up.

3. Upload your documents

Time for some paperwork. There are a few documents we need to see:

  • A valid UK driver's licence. (EU driver's licence needs to be converted to UK driver's licence before onboarding)
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Private Hire Insurance allowing you to transport passengers for hire and reward.
  • Bank Statement for the bank account that will be used to receive payments from Uber, needs to be under your name or a business which you are an owner of.
  • Driver profile photo

Required years of driving experience will vary depending on in which city you are based.

4. Get a vehicle

Which car is right for you? Make sure it meets our standards in United Kingdom, and remember that you’ll make more money if you keep your costs low.

You can still sign up even if you don't have an eligible car right now. Check out our vehicle solutions.

5. Complete Edume Course

This is a virtual onboarding course that helps you familiarise with the Uber app and its features. It is necessary that you complete the course. The course can be found at this link. Once you have completed the video you will be given a link to book an appointment at your local Greenlight Hub.

6. Activate your account

If you've completed all the above steps, congratulations! You're ready to activate your account and start making money.

Your worker protections

In addition to providing flexible earning opportunities, driving with Uber means that you’ll get access to our industry-leading worker protections including Holiday Pay, access, if eligible, to a pension plan and the guarantee that you will earn at least the National Living Wage. Drive and earn on your schedule, with additional protections.

Tax time

Register for VAT (if applicable)

It usually takes a week to complete the VAT registration process. This page walks you through the basics.

To get specific advice about your personal circumstances, you should consult a tax advisor.

Please note that this is applicable only when your turnover from your activities exceeds the VAT registration threshold.

Self Assessment

We will keep providing you with annual tax statements to assist with your annual self assessment for income tax purposes - and we will always look for ways to make this information more helpful.

Points policy for Uber UK Drivers - How it works

Uber does not accept drivers on the app who have an endorsement for any of the following driving offences listed below with descriptions and corresponding codes:

    • Accident offences: AC10, AC20, AC30
    • Disqualified driver: BA10, BA20, BA30, BA40, BA60
    • Careless driving: CD40, CD50, CD60, CD70, CD71, CD80, CD90
    • Reckless/dangerous driving: DD10, DD20, DD30, DD40, DD50, DD60, DD70, DD80, DD90
    • Drink: DR10, DR20, DR30, DR31, DR40, DR50, DR60, DR61, DR70, DR80, DR90
    • Drugs: DG10, DG40, DG60
    • Insurance: IN10
    • Licence offences: LC10, LC20
    • Miscellaneous offences: MS50
    • Special code: TT99, XX99
    • Theft or unauthorised taking: UT10, UT20, UT30, UT40, UT50
    • Mutual recognition codes: MR09, MR19, MR49, MR59
    • Accident offences: 5008028, 5008032, 5008031, 5008035
    • Disqualified driver: 5008312
    • Careless driving: 5008204, 5008208, 5008212, 4104001, 4104002
    • Reckless/dangerous driving: 5008201, 5008018
    • Drink: 5008126, 5008127, 5008129, 5008130, 5008132, 5008133, 5008123, 5008124, 5008142, 5008125, 5008139, 5008136
    • Insurance: 5008019
    • Special code: Tot Up
    • Theft or unauthorised taking: 5008290, 5008295
    • Aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring offences. For these offences, the codes are similar, but with the number 0 on the code changed to 2.

    • Causing or permitting offences. For these offences, the codes are similar, but with the number 0 on the code changed to 4.

    • Inciting offences. For these offences, the codes are similar, but with the number 0 on the code changed to 6.

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The information provided on this web page is intended for informational purposes only and may not be applicable in your country, region or city. It is subject to change and may be updated without notice.