Gig Economy Drivers’ Wages Don’t Cover Living Costs

Four in five drivers working in the gig economy say their earnings don’t cover the cost of living according to a recent survey conducted by law firm Leigh Day. Respondents who drive for Addison Lee and Bolt drivers disclosed their working conditions, including that they don’t have time to take breaks and over half (50.23%) […]

GMB Union Launches Collective Action On Paid Holiday

GMB Union has launched a collective grievance on behalf of its members against platform-based private hire firm Bolt.  They are seeking to secure paid holiday for Bolt drivers who are engaged on a self-employed basis.  There is already precedent for paid holiday in similar gig economy businesses, which according to GMB is an industry standard […]

GMB Union To Launch Legal Action Against Bolt

GMB Union has announced it will launch legal action against the platform-based private hire firm Bolt.  Proceedings will be lodged with the Employment Tribunal in London on behalf of drivers over their classification as self-employed workers.  According to GMB, Bolt continues to use a bogus self-employment model, denying drivers sick pay, pension rights and other […]

Bolt Makes Mobility Accessible To UK Refugee Community

A fantastic new collaboration has been announced which will support refugees access much-needed transport to get to appointments, visit loved ones, and run errands. Bolt, a platform economy business which provides ‘on demand’ transport is partnering with The Bike Project – a charity that takes in second hand bikes, refurbishes them, and donates them to […]

028 New Tax Compliance Check For Taxi Drivers

In July 2021 HMRC announced that taxi drivers must pass a tax compliance test in order to renew their taxi / private hire driver licences.  Of course the new tax compliance check will affect thousands of self-employed taxi and private hire drivers so we wanted to find out more about the likely impact.  To help […]