Perth: Why an Uber ride is set to cost more

WestSydGuy

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Uber is refusing to absorb the cost of a 10 per cent tax on rides — saying customers can pay.


Despite continued pressure from the WA Government for Uber not to increase its fares, the company says it won’t be wearing the impost, which begins next week on April 1.
 

DA08

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Uber is refusing to absorb the cost of a 10 per cent tax on rides — saying customers can pay.


Despite continued pressure from the WA Government for Uber not to increase its fares, the company says it won’t be wearing the impost, which begins next week on April 1.
so is the government who tells Uber not increase the rate in Perth?
 

WestSydGuy

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so is the government who tells Uber not increase the rate in Perth?
The WA govt are hoping Uber will absorb 10% into their 25% commission (after GST). As the taxi industry is absorbing the 10% into their fares.

I've no idea why the WA govt think that's possible, as Uber are continually losing money, quarter after quarter, for 9 years. Driver bonuses, referal payments, trip refunds to PAX for dubious reasons, all need to come out of that 25%.

The govt can't tell uber to set any price, they can perhaps tell that taxi industry.
 
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