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Charging ‘remains biggest challenge’ for electric vehicles

A trial of five Audi e-tron SUVs is helping Addison Lee Group take significant steps towards its aim of a zero emissions-capable fleet by 2022. They are the first electric cars the private hire company has taken on and it is using the pilot scheme to gain operational insights into their real-world performance. “There has been…
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January 17, 2022 0

Autonomous ride-sharing: Addison Lee targets self-driving service by 2021

A £15 million project spearheaded by private hire company Addison Lee Group could see autonomous vehicle services operate commercially in London by 2021. Project Endeavour, which was officially launched at the Cenex-LCV low carbon vehicle event earlier this month, sees the business lead a consortium of autonomous vehicle specialists including Oxbotica, DG Cities, Immense Simulations and…
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January 17, 2022 0

Uber granted two-month extension to London licence

Uber’s application to renew its private hire operating licence in London has been rebuffed again by regulators. Transport for London has instead given the ride-hailing firm only a two-month extension to its licence, which is due to expire on Wednesday night.


January 17, 2022 0

For too long Lyft and Uber have abused drivers like me. Not any more!

Have you ever taken a ride using the Lyft app? There’s a chance I drove you. I’ve worked in the gig economy for over four years, mostly as a Lyft driver. I started driving to make money during my hour-long commute to work. When I lost my full time job, Lyft became my primary source…
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January 17, 2022 0

GMB call on Addison Lee to clarify when Project Tristar employees will receive outstanding pension contributions

Addison Lee are pulling the wool over the eyes of their employees and The Pensions Regulator, says GMB London GMB call on Addison Lee to clarify when out of pocket Project Tristar Ltd employees will receive outstanding pension contribution payments after company is reported to The Pensions Regulator three times.


January 17, 2022 0

Addison Lee accused of ‘pulling the wool’ over TPR’s eyes

Addison Lee has been accused of “pulling the wool” over The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) eyes regarding outstanding pension contributions it owes to its employees. The union GMB has called on the firm to clarify when Project Tristar employees will receive the contributions, which the firm failed to deposit into employee pensions for seven months between…
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January 16, 2022 0

Addison Lee referred to regulator over pension contributions

Addison Lee has been referred to The Pensions Regulator by the National Employment Savings Trust for failing in paying pension contributions to some of its workers, GMB London has revealed. According to the union, the company failed to pay pension contributions for several hundred employees of Project Tristar – the executive car service Addison Lee…
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January 16, 2022 0

Let’s follow California’s lead and regulate companies like Uber

This week, California’s governor, Gavin Newsom – a darling of tech capitalists – signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) into law. The bill codifies the “ABC test” to determine the applicability of California employment laws and makes it harder for companies to get away with misclassifying workers as independent contractors. If properly enforced, AB5 will have…
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