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Addison Lee goes on sale for £390m

Addison Lee drivers took part in a mass protest over fees outside Carlyle Group’s London offices in May 2016. Carlyle is seeking to sell its majority stake in the minicab company. The American owner of Addison Lee is to put the London taxi group up for sale this year with a price tag of about…
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February 9, 2019 0

Carlyle Explores £1 Sale of Minicab Firm Addison Lee @m2odo

U.S. private-equity firm Carlyle Group is eyeing the possible sale of Addison Lee Group in a deal that could value the London-based minicab company at around £1 ($1.29), according to people familiar with the matter. The price was confirmed by Mick O’Donoghue in a tweet yesterday evening.


February 8, 2019 2

Addison Lee minicab drivers at Luton Airport protest at sweatshop conditions

Minicab drivers at Luton Airport braved the cold weather yesterday to protest against pay and conditions working for Addison Lee. The protesters, represented by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB), say their take home pay falls below minimum wage.


February 5, 2019 0

How many stars is a smile worth? The social cost of emotional labour

At the traffic lights a woman’s head dangles from the backseat window of the silver Holden Commodore in front. It is late, quite late, and she is drunk. She lazily hurls her dinner from her mouth, and I watch as flecks of vomit fasten themselves on to her chin, only to cement themselves on to…
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February 3, 2019 0

Uber and Cabify to suspend operations in Barcelona

The app-based ride-hailing services Uber and Cabify are to suspend their operations in Barcelona from Friday after the Catalan government announced new rules requiring vehicles to be booked with at least 15 minutes’ notice.


January 31, 2019 0

ITV’s Love Island lands record sponsorship deal with Uber Eats

ITV has signed up Uber Eats as the new sponsor of Love Island in a record-breaking deal that highlights the value advertisers place on targeting the increasingly hard-to-reach millennial TV audience. It is understood that Uber Eats, taxi-hailing firm Uber’s food delivery service, has paid in the region of £5m to sponsor the hit show.…
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January 31, 2019 0