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Cars Not fare: taxi costs to rise 21 percent if Uber leaves London

14:45  11 december  2019
14:45  11 december  2019 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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Some of the leading taxi providers are set to cash in as the highest average journey fee of all operators analysed was found to be 51% higher than Uber The potential loss of its London license is likely to financially impact those small businesses as they rely on Uber as a comparatively cheap source of

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New research suggests that Uber’s departure from London will lead to a significant rise in the cost of cab journeys. On average, the price of travelling by taxi is predicted to increase by 21 percent.

That doesn’t necessarily mean other providers are putting their prices up. It relates to how Uber initially claimed its position – by undercutting its competitors. With Uber gone, that cheaper option won’t be there.

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The research is from business card provider Capital on Tap, which looked at a variety of different journeys across London.

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How Much an Airport Uber , Taxi , or Rental Car Costs Around the Globe. He has also written for Business Traveller magazine ( London ). Perkins' travel expertise has led to frequent television appearances, including ABC's "Good At several airports, taxi fares are less than airport Uber rates.

Uber has 21 days to appeal the decision but in the meantime the main question on everyone's minds is what will Taxi -hailing app Hailo merged with MyTaxi late last year to create one big service. Uber swiftly copied this model with with Uber Pool. According to its CEO the average fare in London is

The 21 percent figure is the average increase in the cost of travel, compared with an Uber ride for the same journeys. Businesses spend an average of £276 on taxis every month, according to the company. So that’s set to jump to £334.

Journeys analysed included The Shard to Kings Cross Station, Wimbledon to Stratford Westfield, Paddington to Euston Station and the London Eye to the British Museum. The costs from rival companies analysed included Bolt, Kapten, Kabbee, Gett, Addison Lee, and Leyton Ambassador Cars.

Black cabs were also included, with estimates provided by Transport for London. They were found to be 33 percent more expensive than Uber, on average.

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“We can see from our data that many small companies rely heavily on Uber,” said David Luck, CEO of Capital on Tap.

“The potential loss of its London license is likely to financially impact those small businesses as they rely on Uber as a comparatively cheap source of taxi travel. We can see some of the alternative suppliers can charge more than 20 percent extra, so businesses should take the time to investigate alternative taxi operators to minimise their expenditure.”

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