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Uber: Giving UK Drivers Workers’ Rights Would Cost Millions of Pounds

Uber said on Tuesday that paying National Insurance contributions for its British drivers would add tens of millions of pounds to the taxi app’s costs were they to be deemed employees. Uber currently classifies its around 50,000 drivers in Britain …

Uber CEO Apologizes to Londoners for Taxi App’s Mistakes

Uber’s new boss Dara Khosrowshahi apologized to Londoners for the taxi app’s mistakes and pledged to make changes as the Silicon Valley firm tries to overturn a decision to strip it of its license in one of its major markets. …

London Decides to Strip Uber of Its License; Uber Will Appeal

London stripped Uber on Friday of its license to operate from the end of September in a huge blow to the taxi app that will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the world’s biggest cities. Regulator Transport for …

Uber Provides Free Accident Insurance for More Than 450,000 Indian Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc. rolled out a free insurance program for more than 450,000 drivers registered on its ride-hailing app in India, seeking to attract more drivers. The San Francisco-based company, which this week chose a new chief executive officer, said …

Uber Improves Work Conditions for UK Drivers Including Tipping via App

Taxi app Uber will improve conditions for its British drivers with changes including in-app tipping, after criticism from lawmakers and unions for not giving them more rights. Drivers for Uber, food courier Deliveroo and other apps tend to work for …

Uber App Users Can Now Schedule Rides for Others

Uber’s ride-hailing app is making it easier for its users to set up trips for seniors and others who may not know their way around a smartphone but still need help getting around town. The new feature, released on Tuesday …

Uber Faces Biggest Challenge to European Plans in Region’s Top Court

Uber faces the biggest challenge yet to its European roll-out after the region’s top court was advised to rule that the U.S. ride-hailing firm is actually a transport service not an app. Although the opinion of the Court of Justice …

UK Uber Drivers Can Now Buy Injury & Illness Insurance

Uber Technologies Inc. will begin offering U.K. drivers the ability to buy injury and illness insurance, a step to provide a safety net for the independent drivers it has long been criticized for treating poorly. The benefit is a first …

Uber Faces Hike in London License Fees, in Latest Blow for Ride-Hailing Firm

Taxi app Uber could face an increase in operator license fees in London under proposed changes by the city’s transport authority, the latest in a series of moves by regulators to rein in a firm that has disrupted the traditional …

Thai Authorities Begin Crackdown on Ride-Hailing Firms Uber, Grab

Thailand’s transport authorities have begun a crackdown on drivers for ride-hailing services Uber and Grab and want the military government to ban them, a transport official said on Tuesday. U.S.-based Uber has faced regulatory hurdles around the world and when …