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What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

Uncle Ernie useed to do it and he reckoned an easy 60-80K. But I suspect he was full of shit....

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    Default What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

    Uncle Ernie useed to do it and he reckoned an easy 60-80K. But I suspect he was full of shit.
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    Default Re: What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

    It depends on the hours Shirley





    Insurance costs are much lower for unlicensed minicabs
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    Default Re: What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

    Do they get payed more than white ones?
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    Default Re: What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

    Lots of people very, very bored IME.
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    Default Re: What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

    You got the time to do 'the knowledge'? Hardest job in the world learning that, man and boy.
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    Default Re: What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

    if you've got your own black cab over 60K
    if you're strapping for someone else, 25K upwards

    tho according to research, black cabbies are a poorly paid bunch according to HMRC
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    Default Re: What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

    Wouldn't surprise me if they did make 60K+.

    Used to know the brother of a London cabbie. He apparently only earned about 15k a year according to his tax return.

    Quite how that managed to fund his BMW, his 4-bed house in Essex, and his holiday home in Spain, will forever remain a mystery (to the tax man).

    Do they still need the Knowledge now that every man and his dog has satnav?
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    Default Re: What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

    Any decent black cabbie worth his salt does yes.
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    Default Re: What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

    Don't forget you also need to have long grey hair in a pony tail and the ability to moan constantly to passengers about how things have changed since you were a lad.
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    Default Re: What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

    Would you go sarf of the river at this time of night?

    If so, you wouldn't make a cabbie
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    Default Re: What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by icarus1859 View Post
    Don't forget you also need to have long grey hair in a pony tail and the ability to moan constantly to passengers about how things have changed since you were a lad.

    This is MLSP we're talking about....he's been like that since birth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beermonster View Post
    This is MLSP we're talking about....he's been like that since birth!
    But would he take you all the way to the travelodge?
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    Default Re: What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

    Arent the fares/charges dictated by the mayor?. If so, after a few yrs of Livingston i'd be amazed theyre not all millionaires.

    Though the 25k/60k divide quoted above could also maybe be the difference between honest cabbies and the gits that take you an a tour of the city when all you ask for is a ride from wc2 to ec1
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    Default Re: What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

    My Mate`s a black cabbie (his cab is black he isn`t although he does live in New Cross). He was just round here moaning that he only took 200 last Sunday.
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    Default Re: What would a London black cab driver make in a year?

    All sorts of things, I suppose it really depends how good he is with his hands. If he really put his mind to it, he could probably make a kit-car, or even a centrally heated annexe in the garden that relatives could stay in.
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