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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.

Using Uber Is 'Morally Unacceptable', Says Labour's Rebecca Long-Bailey

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Politics

Using Uber is not “morally acceptable” Labour’s shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey has said. Her intervention on Tuesday came as the ...

Uber And Deliveroo Will Be 'Let Off The Hook', Say Union Leaders

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Politics

Gig economy firms like Uber and Deliveroo will be “let off the hook” if Theresa May backs measures in a leaked review of employment practices, uni...

For Those Working The 'Gig Economy', One Simple Idea Would Make A Big Difference

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK

A government review into practices in the so-called ‘gig economy’ could see tougher measures to prevent the exploitation of workers, reports sugge...

Don't Lose Any Sleep Over The Fate Of Uber's CEO

Paul Blanchard | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

You don't need a degree in history to know that while Kalanick has been at the helm of Uber, the company have been embroiled in upwards of 15 unrelated, newspaper-worthy scandals. The real question here is: why did his investors put up with him for this long?

How To Prevent Sexual Harassment And Encourage Employees To Raise Concerns

Kate Palmer | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

Preventing sexual harassment is one of the most concerning elements of managing staff for many employers. Employers have an obligation to prevent this from occurring and, if it can be shown they have not taken all reasonable steps to stop this, then the employer can be found liable for employee's actions. Issues of sexual harassment can fall under the radar so employers need to take all possible steps to prevent this happening.

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Tash Walker | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Comedy
Tash Walker

In my life, I have not once shouted at a complete stranger in public. If someone was shouting in a shop or restaurant I would usually judge them as...

Gig Economy Workers Must Be Protected From 'Appalling' Practices, Urge MPs

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK

Drivers employed in the so-called gig economy should have worker status to protect them from the “appalling” practices they face, MPs have urged. ...

Uber Has Made It Much Easier To See Your Rating – Here Are Five Tips To Get Five Stars

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Tech

Uber has put ratings front and centre in the latest version of its app in a bid to encourage “better rider behaviour”. Previously, users had to na...

Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday Boycotts Uber After Claiming Driver Fat-Shamed Her

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Tess Holliday has revealed she won’t be using Uber again, after one of their drivers fat-shamed her. The 31-year-old slammed the service on Instagra...

Uber Reveals The 10 Weirdest Items Of Lost Property Left In Their Cars

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

We’ve all had that moment where we step out of a taxi only to realise we’ve left our valuables on the back seat as it speeds away into the sunset....

Revealed: The 'Intimidating' Gig Economy Contracts Condemned By MPs

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK

Contracts in the so-called gig economy that prevent people challenging their employment status, and even make them liable for court costs if they do s...

We Are In Danger Of Creating A Culture Where People And Businesses Have An Ever-Diminishing Stake In The Future Of Society

Tim Connor | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Tim Connor

It was the 18th century philosopher Edmund Burke who argued that private property was the basis of social order, an incentive to hard work and a route to national prosperity. Burke also believed that widespread access to acquiring property would act as powerful check on the power of the state and elites. 

Uber Driver Catches Her Boyfriend Cheating After Driving Mistress To His Apartment

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An Uber driver found out her boyfriend was cheating on her, after the other woman got in her taxi to be dropped off at his place. The 24-year-old, kno...

Uber Now Has A 'Loyalty Card', But There's A Catch

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

It’s probably fair to say that Uber has had a pretty tough start to 2017. Well amid the chaos that’s brewing in the US there’s a glimmer of good...

How Do We Protect Ourselves Against The Rise Of The Machines?

Phil Chambers | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Phil Chambers

For those on the other side, they argue that robots can create more jobs by increasing productivity. They also point out a close correlation between robot density and high employment in industrial nations, such as Germany.

How Connected Cities Are A Platform For Innovation

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

In the UK, we have largely built our towns and cities, so a better question might be: 'How could we enhance our cities by overlaying a digital layer?' This layer, spread over the physical, helps us to understand our cities better and create services that allow citizens to interact with the city - and each other - differently.

Shocking Video Shows Uber CEO Berating Driver Over Pay

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has been forced to apologise after dashcam footage emerged of him berating one of his company’s drivers. In the video, abov...

Google Has Accused Uber Of Stealing Its Self-Driving Car Technology

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

Google has filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging the firm stole trade secrets and technology in an act of “calculated theft”. Waymo, Google’s se...

Uber Sent This Message About Its Sexual Harassment Claims To Some Users Who Deleted Their Account

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

Uber told a small number of users who deleted their accounts that it is “deeply hurting” after being embroiled in allegations of sexual harassment...

Why My Children Won't Have Driving Licences

Marko Guček | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Marko Guček

For millions of people around the world, for much of the 20th Century, one of the most important skills they ever learnt was how to drive. Today, we see tremendous strain on our transport infrastructure, with roads handling many more vehicles than they were designed for.

Wage Against The Machine: Why We're Destined To Fight AI For Our Jobs

Dan Rogers | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

When it comes to AI and jobs, there's two theories on how things will end up. Optimists will tell you that man and machine can coexist, be better together and live harmoniously. Others say new tech will leave millions unemployed.

The Fourth Revolution Is Underway And You Are Leading The Charge

Dave Labuda | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dave Labuda

Mass adoption of the Internet introduced the Third Industrial Revolution, which completely upended the ways in which we live and work. Now, experts are starting to weigh in on the Fourth Industrial Revolution - the rise of digital lifestyles and the new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies, business and even the human body.

Robots Could Replace 250,000 Public-Sector Jobs By 2030

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech

A quarter of a million public sector jobs could be replaced by computers over the next 13 years, according to a new report from a right-wing think tan...