Uber

The Demonisation Of Uber - Just Another Brexit Tale

John Wight | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK
John Wight

That monument to British nationalism, Brexit, has just claimed its latest victim in the shape of Uber - not the company but its drivers, thousands of whom in London are now suddenly faced with the challenge of securing alternative employment in the most expensive city in Europe.

Sadiq Khan: Government Should Be Giving EU Citizens Cast-Iron Guarantee Things Won't Change Post-Brexit

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK Politics

The government should be thanking Britain’s EU nationals and giving them a cast-iron guarantee that their lives will not change after Brexit, accord...

Uber Could Be About To Make Big Concessions To Keep London Licence

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK

Uber is prepared to make concessions as it seeks to reverse a decision by London officials not to renew its licence in the city, according to reports....

Here's What You Need To Know Before Signing That Uber Petition

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.09.2017 | UK

Over half a million people have signed a petition calling for the “Saving of Uber in London”. In response Sadiq Khan has told each of them to “d...

'Save Uber' Petition Reaches Half A Million Signatures In A Day

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.09.2017 | UK

Nearly half a million people have signed a petition calling for Transport for London to reverse its decision to strip Uber’s licence in the capital....

Uber Drivers Reveal 'Heartache' Over Licensing Decision That Puts Lifeline In Jeopardy

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK

Sayed Khalil has a “very heavy heart” today and “really doesn’t know what to do” in the wake of a decision by Transport for London (Tfl) to ...

TfL's Taxi For Uber Cuts To The Heart Of The Gig Economy

Tim Roache | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Tim Roache

Today is a big deal for gig economy workers and professional drivers across London - and it's making a splash on the global stage too. Transport for London has told Uber that it is "not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence". TfL has warned of the potential public safety and security implications of the company's behaviour.

Londoners Should Be Angry With Uber - Not TfL - Over Licence Ban, Says Sadiq Khan

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK

Sadiq Khan has told Londoners they should be angry with Uber over the fact that the service has been banned from the capital - not Transport for Londo...

I'm An Uber Driver And Agree With TfL - Uber Must Play By The Rules Or Get Out Of London

Dennis Bartholomew | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Dennis Bartholomew

TfL have a duty to keep Londoners safe - and if Uber cannot stand playing by the rules, then it can have no place in London. Playing fair would safeguard drivers from abuse and protect the public - but as this soap opera drags on, it is drivers and the public who risk paying the price.

Uber Decision Sends Londoners Into Meltdown, As Told In 9 Gifs

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK

Londoners are struggling to come to terms with the news that Uber has lost its licence to operate in the city. The ride-hailing app will no longer be ...

Why Has Uber Lost Its London Licence?

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK

On Friday London’s transport regulator stripped Uber of its license to operate, effective from the end of the month. TfL accused the firm of being ...

Here Are The Best Alternatives To Uber In London

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Tech

With the news that Uber has lost its operating licence in London, millions of Londoners will now surely be looking for alternatives should the app dis...

TfL Accused Of 'Endangering Women' Over Decision To Ban Uber From London

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK

Londoners are accusing Transport for London of “endangering women” and other vulnerable people after it decided to pull Uber’s operating licence...

Uber Losing Its License Is A Step Back For London

Johnny Luk | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Johnny Luk

Uber for all its faults - provides a good service for the vast majority of people. I have spent probably hours collectively talking to amazing drivers, some who actually left the black cabs for an eco-friendlier car, because the technology is better, there are more clients and because it's more cost effective for the customer.

Uber Loses London Operating Licence After Shock Ruling By TfL

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 23.09.2017 | UK

LATEST: ‘Save Uber’ Petition Reaches Half A Million Signatures In A Day Uber has lost its operating licence in London after a shock ruling by the ...

Uber Apologises For 'Let Your Wife Take A Day Off From The Kitchen' Promotion

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK

Uber has apologised after its food delivery service sent out a message urging men to “let” their wives “take a day off from the kitchen”. The ...

Cybercriminals Are Using Big Name Apps To Target Unwitting Consumers

David Emm | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Tech
David Emm

Cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways to lure us into doing things that give them access to our online identity. The past month has been no different, with crooks targeting two popular applications in an attempt to target personal details: Facebook and Uber. While they are among the most trusted applications we use, when using them we need to be as vigilant as ever to the threat from potential scams.

Uber Is About To Add A Surcharge To Every Journey In London

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 09.09.2017 | UK

Uber is adding a surcharge to its fares to help pay for cleaner vehicles. The controversial minicab app firm announced that all vehicles operating sta...

Race Ya To Croatia

Jonny Mitchell | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Mitchell

Only a few days before my trip to Croatia, I had met the lovely Stephanie Pratt from Made in Chelsea at her manager's birthday party. Before too long, we noticed we had a lot in common and almost instantly hit it off.

Flying Cars And Technological Change: How Will This Change Our Buildings?

William Newton | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Tech
William Newton

Technology is advancing at an exponential rate. We have already seen technologies which were once at the forefront of innovation quickly become out of touch if they did not continually evolve to remain ahead of the tech curve. Who would have thought ten years ago the rise of the smartphone would make the iPod obsolete?

Respect The Hashtag

Paul Blanchard | Posted 27.08.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

Have you forgotten BlackBerry advertising #rimjobs? Or the good people of Chester literary festival inviting us all to join their #clitfest? Surely you remember #susanalbumparty? There are numerous examples of company marketing and PR departments failing to think clearly about the hashtags they're using and condemning themselves to internet notoriety.

ET Go Home - Trade Unions, Workers Rights And The Modern Economy

Joe Dromey | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Politics
Joe Dromey

If the decline in union membership and collective bargaining has been in part due to government action, then the solution to addressing and reversing the decline must also - in part - lie in government action.

The Gig Economy And The World Of Unicorns

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

No-one really knows what the Gig Economy is all about The Gig Economy is based upon either disrupting an existing big business model or it is providi...

Why The Future Of Driving Is Closer Than You Think

Richard Laughton | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Tech
Richard Laughton

It is clear we are on the cusp of a revolution in the way we travel from A to B. Every week heralds a new breakthrough in the development of driverless cars. These and other developments in travel tech will have far-reaching implications for the automotive sector.

As A Courier In The Gig-Economy I Feel Let Down By The Taylor Review

Jamie Zeus | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Jamie Zeus

As a Hermes courier, I find Taylor's suggestion ridiculous. It gives the likes of Hermes a legitimate excuse not to pay couriers correctly for the work they do - and may in fact allow such companies to reduce pay even more.