When regulation goes wrong: ride hailing in Spain

Written by Matthew Niblett on 14 Aug 2019

Over the last two years ride hailing policy in Spain has been mired in conflict between the industry, taxi drivers, national government, local governments and competition authorities. Rules have been changed, challenged, revised and devolved, leaving a fragmented system that does not work well for any of the stakeholders.

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Personal data mobility: the new front in the battle for the digital economy

Written by Olaf Cramme on 30 May 2019

Data portability rules in GDPR do very little to alter the balance of power in the digital economy. Could a shift to an economy based on data mobility give individuals true control over their personal data, tackle antitrust concerns around big tech, and strengthen workers in the gig economy?

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Top 3 On-Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 9 May 2019

Written by David Abrahams on 09 May 2019

This week's Top 3: German Government u-turns on e-scooter rules, new French rules for micro-mobility finalised, and Uber faces strikes shortly before IPO.

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Top 3 On-Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 2 May 2019

Written by David Abrahams on 02 May 2019

This week's Top 3: Uber makes a MaaS in London, Lime calls for respect in Brussels, and the debate continues over e-scooters in Germany. 

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Top 3 On-Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 25 April 2019

Written by David Abrahams on 25 Apr 2019

This week's Top 3: police cracking down on scooters in London and Dublin, a new global player for car sharing, Seville launches scooter consultation

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Top 3 On-Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 18 April 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 18 Apr 2019

This week's Top 3: Regulations on electric scooters on the way in Ireland, EU introduces new rights for ride hailing drivers, Poland's government meets with taxi drivers over new ride hailing rules.

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Top 3 On-Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 11 April 2019

Written by David Abrahams on 11 Apr 2019

This week's top 3 stories: Competition regulator examines Enterprise/SHB deal, Austria adopts scooter rules and German taxi drivers protest.

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Top 3 On-Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 4 April 2019

Written by David Abrahams on 04 Apr 2019

This week's top 3 stories: Fines for scooter riders and companies in Paris, new law on ride hailing and intermediaries in Poland, emergency transport laws introduced in Romania.

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Key lessons from the Sharing Cities Summit

Written by Matthew Niblett on 20 Nov 2018

On 13 November in Barcelona at the Sharing Cities Summit representatives from 42 cities across four continents co-signed a declaration outlining principles for how cities should approach regulating the collaborative economy.

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Top 3 On-Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 15 Nov 2018

Written by David Abrahams on 15 Nov 2018

This week's top 3 stories: Ford and SEAT get in on the scooter action, Paris invites bids for car sharing schemes, Addison Lee loses its appeal.

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Labour Party doubles-down on employment rights in the gig economy

Written by Olaf Cramme on 12 Sep 2018

In his keynote address to the TUC Congress, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has called for gig economy workers to be given full employment rights. He promised that a Labour Government would go beyond all the “positive recommendations in the Taylor report” and extend sick pay, parental leave, or protections against unfair dismissal to gig economy workers.

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How WorkerTech is meeting the need for flexible support for the self-employed

Written by Inline Policy on 17 Aug 2018

As the number of self-employed people continues to rise in the UK, the need to create better mechanisms to provide support to this growing workforce without compromising the intrinsic flexibility of self-employment is becoming increasingly important.

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What the UK Government's announcements mean for the Gig Economy

Written by Inline Policy on 08 Feb 2018

The UK Government has published its long-awaited response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.

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