By 2025, total transactions in the UK sharing economy could peak at ?140bn, an increase from ?13bn in 2016.
Sizeable economic and social changes are understandably met with scepticism, often resistance, and sometimes even hostility. But should we be scared of the sharing economy? Or, should we continue to welcome it with cautious optimism?
Jonathan Richards, CEO at breatheHR, takes a look at how the recent Uber woes demonstrate the vital importance of starting as you mean to go on.
We?ve all heard the terrifying statistics around workforce automation and how our jobs are at risk of being taken over by robots and algorithms. In fact, already, we see it happening with ATMs, self-checkout counters and online gambling.
From allegations of sexual harassment, to a dashcam video of the CEO in a heated argument, Uber has been hit with scandal after scandal. However, this is more than a PR problem. The common link between all of these headline-grabbing incidents is Uber’s toxic corporate culture.
After a series of publicised problems, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced he would be taking a leave of absence. News promptly followed that the company was planning on addressing its toxic workplace culture.
While the waves caused by Uber arriving in London have rightly shaken black cab drivers from their false sense of security, plans to pedestrianise parts of the West End will be damaging.
Having bought black cab booking platform Hailo in July 2016, Daimler?s mytaxi has rebranded its acquisition and launched in London.
As humans we often learn more from our mistakes than our successes ? and I suspect this is now ringing true for Uber boss Travis Kalanick after a video of him berating one of his drivers went viral.
It’s impossible to ignore the rise of the gig economy, so RJP’s Anne Eager explains how HMRC will go about tackling this new tax collection quandary.
News that a CitySprint worker has won the right to be called a worker, rather than self-employed, proves rulings are only going one way in the gig economy.
Taxi apps are becoming increasingly commonplace, but so too are the problems that surround the operational strategies of the businesses.