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FREE NOW announce scrapped taxi driver commission fees and future bonuses to ease fuel crisis impact

Updated: Oct 3, 2021

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Mobility platform, FREE NOW, has announced today they will scrap commission fees paid by Black Cab drivers over the next seven days in a bid to support them through the ongoing fuel crisis.

After the first week there will also be a £100 bonus if cabbies complete 20 trips starting at the end of next week to help with ongoing costs.

Drivers do not need to register and it will be available to all drivers. The scrapped commission fees and bonus payments will be applied to the upcoming payment runs automatically.

Mariusz Zabrocki, FREE NOW General Manager, said: "We know that energy supply costs and fuel shortages have affected many taxi and private-hire drivers.

“In order to help, FREE NOW has decided that we will not be taking commission from our partner drivers for a week from 1- 7 October, followed by giving them additional bonus payments for the following two weeks.

“We have been closely monitoring the situation and seen first-hand how the petrol crisis has added additional pressure on the already strained ride-hailing sector. Taxi drivers are key workers who have as crucial a role to play in the UK's road to recovery as they did in helping to keep the country moving at the height of the pandemic.

“We already have the lowest commission rates in comparison to our competitors but know how every little penny saved can help in times like these."


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