+ Gig economy

Although separate from the sharing economy and specifically the sharing accommodation issues covered in the main menu tab  “Sharing Economy” above, the Gig economy is also of reverence in that some aspects impact on the visitor economy directly, for example, transport and in particular private hire licensing.  There are also cross cutting issues, for example, employment conditions and the disruptive nature of the new business models and, therefore, the consequential and growing calls for more regulatory controls upon them.  The latest articles illustrating some of the concerns include:

27 June 2019 ‘Shocking’ fake takeaway sold on Uber Eats

20 May 2019: HMRC opens Uber investigation

16 May 2019: French ride-hailing app Kapten to launch in London, take on Uber

10 May 2019 :  Uber shares tumble 7% on stock market debut

18 Mar 2019: Hola London: Ola’s expansion into the UK

8 Aug 2018: New York City Caps Uber and Lyft Vehicles in a Crackdown

7 Aug 2018: Indian ride-hailing service Ola plans UK expansion

6 Aug 2018:  Deliveroo’s substitute courier policy called into question

26 Jun 2018:  Uber wins 15-month probationary licence to work in London

26 Jun 2018:  Uber granted short-term licence to operate in London

1 May 2018:   Uber licence renewal in Brighton turned down

1 May 2018:  Uber has sought to reform as it faces London ban, court told

20 Dec 2018:  Uber is officially a cab firm, says European court

13 Dec 2017:  York becomes third UK city to ban Uber