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In the courts: Uber and the gig economy

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In the courts: Uber and the gig economy

In the courts: Uber and the gig economy

What is the gig economy?

An economy in which people work small jobs instead of or as well as one full-time job. Giggers are paid for the amount of work (gigs) they complete. The gig economy has risen in the wake of the digital revolution. Companies operating under this model (Uber, Deliveroo, Etsy and Air BnB to name but a few) operate on the basis that their Giggers engage with consumers by selling products or providing services via websites and mobile apps.

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