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The ‘realistic and worldly wise’ approach to worker status?

The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling in Addison Lee v Lange, in which the minicab firm had wrongly classed its drivers as self-employed, signals another blow to the gig economy.

December 19, 2018 0

Self-driving car drove me from California to New York, claims ex-Uber engineer

Anthony Levandowski, the controversial engineer at the heart of a lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, claims to have built an automated car that drove from San Francisco to New York without any human intervention.

December 18, 2018 0

Uber pushed for UK congestion charges that would hit poor hardest

Uber used a private meeting with the transport secretary to push for congestion charges that a senior civil servant warned would hit poorer drivers hardest, records have revealed.

December 12, 2018 0

Lyft sets itself up to be one of first large tech flotations of 2019

In a statement on Thursday, Lyft announced it had submitted a draft registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in a move which sets it up to be one of the first large tech flotations of 2019.

December 6, 2018 0

Is the gig economy all it’s cracked up to be?

The “gig” economy was supposed to be an opportunity for entrepreneurs to be their own boss. Everyone from Uber to Postmates, Lyft, Airbnb, Turo and Parklee have all sold themselves as platforms for freelancers and would-be entrepreneurs to work for themselves.

December 6, 2018 0

‘My life is spent in this car’: Uber drives its Indian workers to despair

Moham Kumar wolfs down a few spoonfuls of spiced black chickpeas for lunch between passengers. It is 3pm. Kumar has been on the roads of the Indian capital since 9am without a break. He will continue driving until 9pm or 10pm. This is his routine, seven days a week. “When I get home my daughter…
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December 4, 2018 0