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Ghosts in the machine

You know what? I could harp on about the impending tribunals and the ‘gig’ economy stuff. The ‘status wars’ and the new tranche of attacks on operators funded by the GMB through their solicitors, Leigh Day. However, they are becoming so common as to warrant a waiting...

Rise of the machines. PHTM Article

As I prepare this article, my office is also preparing for the PHTM exhibition, and I am reminded about the changes that I have seen as an exhibitor, over the last twenty years. From being surrounded in the early days by chammy leathers and circuit radio sellers to...

The Gary Jacobs Blog April 2018

As I write this column the LHPCA are waiting to hear the results of their challenge TFL in the high court regarding the crippling and divisive new operator fees. I believe the results will be in as Pro Driver goes to press. I wish all involved every luck in their...

The Gary Jacobs Christmas Blog 2017

Not a London Cabbie Writes: I’m Ubercus. Uber is a taxi service according to European law. A landmark case settled recently that is setting the bar for those companies waiting in the wings to take their disruptive technology crown.This could be the first of the big...

Advice on Chauffeur Trading Models

This month I have been dealing a great deal with chauffeur trading models and their effect on VAT. It seems that for many in the Private Hire and chauffeur world, planning is a dirty word (I say many but thankfully not all). We can’t really go in to too much detail...

“You have to pay taxes. But you don’t need to leave a tip”

Gary Jacobs