Report on the Implications of Uber’s Paying the National Living Wage on P1 Time

White Paper, May 2023

In 2021, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom determined that drivers for the Uber ride-sharing app must be paid the country’s hourly national living wage (NLW). That decision left open the question of the period over which the NLW should be calculated: Should it begin when a driver turns on the Uber app or only when a driver accepts a driving assignment and picks up a passenger?

Uber retained Analysis Group academic affiliate Oliver Hart to author a white paper to evaluate the potential implications for Uber’s business model of a more expansive obligation on Uber as it relates to working time – in particular, the impact such an obligation would have on the flexibility that Uber drivers have to determine their own driving time and schedules.

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