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Car use highlighted as key sector within the ‘great sharing economy’

A new report investigating the potential of the ‘sharing economy’ concludes that transport, and specifically car transport, could be one of the most important exemplars of this new way of thinking.

Rik Thomas
09 January 2015
‘Sharing economy’ entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow has authored the new report on the sharing economy for the Government, which will respond in the New Year
‘Sharing economy’ entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow has authored the new report on the sharing economy for the Government, which will respond in the New Year
Zipcar is calling on the Government to make car clubs exempt from VAT, on the grounds that they “are an auxiliary form of public transport”
Zipcar is calling on the Government to make car clubs exempt from VAT, on the grounds that they “are an auxiliary form of public transport”
Wosskow urges authorities to implement more High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes
Wosskow urges authorities to implement more High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes

 

Car ownership used to be championed by all of the major political parties. But not necessarily any more. There is an increasingly large body of thought, from both ends of the political spectrum, which is coming to the conclusion that the individual freedom of movement that car ownership implies can be achieved with far fewer people actually owning cars.

Unlocking the Sharing Economy: an Independent Review, a new report by entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow for the Department of Business, Innovation...

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