Addison Lee Group has formed a strategic partnership with Sixt to offer its services to Sixt app users. It will launch in London, and then be rolled out globally later this year.
In most jurisdictions, there is a binary distinction between “independent contractors” and “employees,” with employment rights only afforded to “employees.” In the UK, there is a third class—“worker” —who benefit from certain employment rights, including paid time off and a minimum wage.
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…
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.
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.
Over recent weeks, we’ve seen key judgments being delivered on employment status for gig economy workers. We summarise below three of these judgments and explain the impact they are likely to have on those businesses wishing to engage a flexible workforce.