Avoided paying 20% VAT on booking fees

Uber treats its 40,000 UK drivers as separate businesses, each too small to register for VAT.  As a result, Uber does not pay the UK’s 20% VAT on booking fees, saving Uber approximately £1,000 per driver per year.

In contrast, the source notes that Uber’s main UK competitors, Gett and mytaxi, both said they do pay VAT on booking fees.