Uber is about to get more expensive

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YOUR Uber is about to get more expensive, with the ride-sharing company now required to pay a 10 per cent levy on each trip taken from April 1.

Uber will be passing the 10 per cent charge on to customers, up to a maximum levy of $10, for every completed trip in the Perth, Mandurah and Murray levy area, on top of the fare.

The WA Government will use the money collected to fund a $120 million taxi compensation package.

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For trips taken in fully electric vehicles (which are exempt from the levy) or where the levy collected exceeds $10 after the completion of the trip, a refund will automatically be processed.

This month, Swan Taxis said they would not pass on the 10 per cent charge.