As we reach the end of January 2015 I have now returned to the UK.
6 weeks off and very well spent. The festive season at home in Malta and then a few weeks in Manila for my birthday with old friends from the time I lived there. I didn’t visit Asia at all last year which is the first time I have missed that continent for many years.
January is a very poor month traditionally for most private hire operators and judging from the pain on Twitter Uber has been no different. The majority of minicab drivers in London are self employed. With over 11,000 self employed minicab drivers now registered with Uber January was not as bad as it could have been for UberX, UberXL, UberExec and UberLux. The recruitment spike before Christmas at Uber with little surge over Christmas and new year’s eve suggested to me it could have been a lot worse.