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Startup of the Week - Wollit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th February 2020
Gig worker or on a zero hour contract? Wollit is a FinTech startup that is “on a mission to give everyone access to financial wellbeing” Proponents of the gig economy and zero hours contracts may hail flexibility as being a huge advantage, however that is of course accompanied by major financial challenges. After all, if you are working on an ad hoc basis or have irregular workin...
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Wishu the social marketplace aimed at generation Z launches its App

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th December 2019
Creative freelancers take note - this one's for you. Further development by Wishu, the social marketplace for creative freelancers with the launch of its iOS app Good news for freelancers with Wishu, the social marketplace aimed at generation Z creative freelancers, having launched its app across the UK. It is the world’s first social marketplace app that allows transactions betwe...
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5 predictions for the gig economy in 2020

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th November 2019
What does the future hold for the gig economy? Here are five trends care of London-based courier startup Gophr that are set to transform the way we work in 2020... The gig economy is booming all over the world. In Britain, one in 10 adults is now employed in the gig economy - that’s a total of 4.7 million people. Attracted by the flexibility of self-employment a...
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Arrive is a new on-demand, zero-emission, female-friendly taxi app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th October 2019
London-based tech startup Arrive is a new on-demand, zero-emission, female-friendly taxi app, that is as much for the drivers as it is the users... As the popularity of on-demand taxi services rose, so too did the number of reports of predatory drivers taking advantage of those companies’ lack of vetting to attack women. Still little has been done to improve safety within those companies. S...
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Trezeo looks to the crowd to target full UK launch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2018
Trezeo, a fintech startup focused on delivering financial stability to the self-employed, today announced its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to help fully launch its income smoothing business account product and kickstart its growth among the UK’s self-employed and gig economy workers. Trezeo is a business account aimed at the self-employed, providing customers with a regular, defin...
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How to embrace the fluid workforce

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th June 2018
Rob Hill, CRO at ProFinda, discusses the emerging fluid workforce, what this means for businesses - and how to embrace it!  "As companies start to recognise there is a new world of work, it is time to start swotting up on the fluid workforce. This is a relatively new term used to describe the many different ways a company can hire its employees. There’s full-timers, part-timers, flexi...
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Startup of the Week - Tapoly

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th March 2018
The innovative startup Tapoly, that offers on demand insurance that covers the risks of consumers in the sharing economy market Whilst the sharing economy has brought a lot of opportunities and flexibility galore, it has also brought some challenges. For example, there are obvious risks which are taken when you are letting out your property or lending your car. Likewise, whilst the gig economy h...
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UK Flexible Workers to be given enhanced rights

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th February 2018
The Government says that millions will benefit from enhanced rights as it responds to the Taylor Review into modern working practices. Has it gone far enough? Today’s ‘Good Work plan’, announced today by UK Prime Minister T.M (7th Feb 2018) comes in response to the independent Taylor Review, published last year, which investigated what impact modern working practices ...
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Trezeo - finance for freelancers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th November 2017
For the self-employed, keeping your finances in check can be that bit more difficult. Without a steady, reliable income, bills and other regular outgoings are a constant worry and can be difficult to pay on time some months. Freelancers can often find themselves having to use bank overdrafts and loans in order to stay on top of things. Fees and interest mean that this is not a viable route in the ...
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Uber London Ltd, "not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence."

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2017
TfL has notified Uber London Ltd that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence, putting it's future as a taxi-hailing app for Londoners in doubt.  Leading taxi-hailing app Uber faces an uncertain looking future in the UK capital as TfL today (22nd September 17) informed Uber London Ltd that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after it's current l...
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