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  1. Universal CreditUniversal Credit is for people who are on a low income or out of work. It is usually paid as a single monthly payment to a whole household, and can include help towards childcare and housing costs. While self-employed people have always been able to access this scheme, the conditions to access it have been relaxed for the rest of the Coronavirus lockdown period. https://www.gov.uk/apply-universal-credit Deferring Self-Assessment Tax PaymentsIf you’re due to pay a self-assessment tax payment on account by 31 July 2020 but the impact of the coronavirus causes you difficulty in making payment by that date, then you may delay that payment until January 2021. Self-Employed Income Support SchemeThe Self-employment Income Support Scheme will offer support to self-employed individuals whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The scheme will provide up to £2,500 per month and will be accessible to the majority of self-employed drivers. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme But any grant received will be treated as part of your self-employment income and may affect the amount of Universal Credit you get. Government-Backed LoansThe scheme is not directly provided by the government but is instead run through approved finance companies including all the major banks. The scheme gives you support to access a wide range of loans, including term loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance to help you with cashflow during the coronavirus pandemic period. ONLY if you have been receiving your payments through a separate business account then you are able to apply for the scheme through any one of the 40 approved lenders. https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme-cbils-2/for-businesses-and-advisors/
  2. Financial Times Uber settles self-driving car crash case with victim's family Financial Times Uber has reached a settlement with the family of the woman who was killed by its autonomous car in Arizona last week, heading off another high-profile legal drama for the company. Several agencies are still investigating the collision that caused the ... Uber settles with family of woman killed by self-driving car ...The Guardian Uber has settled with the family of the homeless victim killed last weekTechCrunch Uber Settles With Family of Victim Killed in Self-Driving Car AccidentFortune Bloomberg -The Verge all 1,271 news articles » https://www.google.com/news
  3. Financial Times Uber releases data in effort to regain London operating licence Financial Times Uber has offered London's transport authority another olive branch in its battle to regain an operating licence in the city, by opening up its data on traffic and travel conditions ahead of a legal hearing in June. The ride-hailing app said on Thursday ... Uber offers to share journey data with London city plannersThe Guardian Uber to share its London data in latest charm offensiveReuters Uber hands over London travel data in peace offering to TfLTelegraph.co.uk The Verge -The Register -Engadget all 20 news articles » View the full article
  4. Financial Times Uber half books London theatre for play it inspired Financial Times Travis Kalanick, who stepped down as Uber's chief executive last year, also briefly served on Mr Trump's business council. The producers of the play said they had been inspired in part by an account of rampant sexism at Uber by Susan J Fowler, a former ... and more » View the full article
  5. Financial Times Didi Chuxing launches self-driving car in push to challenge Uber Financial Times Didi Chuxing has demonstrated a self-driving car for the first time as the Chinese car-booking group steps up its battle with Uber to control the future of inner-city taxi services. The test shows that Didi, which has 20m rides a day booked through its ... Didi Chuxing took on Uber and won. Now it's taking on the worldWired.co.uk This ride-hailing giant's global expansion playbook is the opposite of Uber'sQuartz Toyota invests $69M in Japanese Uber rival backed by the taxi industryTechCrunch all 78 news articles » https://www.google.com/news
  6. Financial Times SoftBank deal to trigger sweeping changes at Uber Financial Times At the end of a very difficult year for Uber, the company this week scored a victory by securing a $9bn investment from a SoftBank-led consortium that will trigger sweeping governance changes at the troubled company. For Uber's chief executive Dara ... SoftBank-led group to acquire 17.5% stake in UberThe Independent Uber valued at $48bn after consortium secures shares dealThe Guardian Uber's Frankenboard arrivesTechCrunch BBC News -Recode -CNBC -Wall Street Journal all 102 news articles » https://www.google.com/news
  7. Financial Times SoftBank-led group to acquire $8bn stake in Uber Financial Times Uber and SoftBank are set to pass the final hurdle in a deal that is worth more than $8bn and will transform the governance of the troubled transportation company. On Thursday, Uber shareholders agreed to sell more than 14 per cent of the company's ... Uber's Frankenboard arrivesTechCrunch SoftBank agrees to buy large stake in UberCNBC SoftBank has successfully acquired 15 percent of Uber in a major victory for both companiesRecode CNET -The Verge -Engadget all 44 news articles » https://www.google.com/news
  8. Financial Times Uber driver detained for killing Briton in Beirut Financial Times Uber has confirmed that a man held by Lebanese authorities on charges of killing a British government worker in Beirut was a driver for the ride-hailing app. A Lebanese security source said the man, whom Lebanese security officials identified as “Tariq ... Uber driver confesses to killing British diplomat in Beirut, says sourceThe Guardian Uber driver arrested after Briton murdered in LebanonBBC News Lebanon murder suspect is Uber driver, security source saysCNBC Sky News -Evening Standard -Business Insider all 256 news articles » https://www.google.com/news
  9. Financial Times What the public services can learn from Uber Financial Times Uber's arrival in US cities seems to have led to a notable drop in the use of ambulance services — about 7 per cent, according to research. One report on this quoted concerns that Uber drivers are a poor substitute for paramedics, but also that an ... https://www.google.com/news
  10. Financial Times Uber's top dealmaker in Europe steps down Financial Times Uber's top dealmaker in Europe is stepping down, the latest in a series of departures as the company faces a potential ban in London and manages the fallout from a massive 2016 data breach. Fraser Robinson, who led Uber's $3.5bn investment deal with ... Uber's top European dealmaker to step down - FTReuters all 2 news articles » https://www.google.com/news
  11. Financial Times Judge hearing Uber-Waymo case throws sand in Silicon Valley's gears Financial Times “You're going to work right through the holidays to get this thing ready for trial,” he warned lawyers for Waymo and Uber on Wednesday after new information forced a second postponement of the trial. “But you get paid so much money I don't feel badly ... Uber 'withheld evidence' that confirmed theft of trade secrets from WaymoThe INQUIRER Uber's use of encrypted messaging may set legal precedentsTimes Now all 12 news articles » https://www.google.com/news
  12. Financial Times Uber accused of running secret competitive intelligence unit Financial Times Uber has been accused of operating a sophisticated unit dedicated to gathering competitive intelligence and “stealing trade secrets” in fresh allegations that led the judge to delay a high-profile trial between the ride-hailing group and Alphabet's ... Uber and Waymo trial delayed after evidence 'withheld'BBC News Judge says Uber 'withheld evidence' as new bombshell allegations emerge in Alphabet trialCNBC Alphabet has secured another delay in its big trade secrets trial against UberRecode Fortune -Ars Technica -Bloomberg all 60 news articles » https://www.google.com/news
  13. Financial Times Uber private ride-sharing service banned in Israel Financial Times Israeli authorities have ordered Uber to halt its unlicensed ride-sharing operations in the country, marking the latest blow against the company after a series of setbacks around the world in recent months. The Tel Aviv District Court ordered the ban ... Uber's String of International Setbacks Continues in IsraelFortune Uber's car-sharing service banned in Israel in latest legal setback for taxi firmThe Independent Ride-sharing service Uber banned in IsraelEconomic Times Reuters -Jewish Telegraphic Agency -CNET all 41 news articles » https://www.google.com/news
  14. Financial Times Uber: the clean-up after Kalanick continues Financial Times When Uber's former chief executive Travis Kalanick stood in front of employees to introduce his successor, Dara Khosrowshahi, he became emotional. “Uber's next chapter begins today,” he told staff in the late August meeting. “The old chapter ends, and ... Uber hacking: customers not at risk of financial crime, says ministerThe Guardian New Uber boss 'knew about hack for months'Telegraph.co.uk Uber told SoftBank about data breach before telling publicCNBC TechCrunch -The Independent -Fortune -Uber all 317 news articles » https://www.google.com/news
  15. Financial Times UK agencies to probe Uber data breach Financial Times Several UK agencies have joined New York in investigating a massive hack at Uber that compromised the information of 57m passengers and drivers but which the ride-hailing app concealed from users and regulators. The Information Commissioner's Office, ... UK regulator has 'huge concerns' over Uber breachBBC News Uber data breach: Information Commissioner has 'huge concerns' over taxi app after cover-upThe Independent Uber hacked: What you need to knowMoneySavingExpert Telegraph.co.uk -The Guardian -TechCrunch -Uber all 493 news articles » https://www.google.com/news
  16. Financial Times Uber faces tough new regulations in London - Financial Times Financial Times London's transport authority plans to overhaul regulations for taxis in a move designed to increase oversight of ride-hailing companies such as Uber. The plans to introduce tougher requirements comes as Transport for London clamps down on companies ... London Plans to Rein in Uber With New Rules for Drivers, CarsBloomberg Uber faces fresh regulations from TfL ahead of licence appealTelegraph.co.uk Transport for London to crackdown on Uber and private hire licence with new rulesCity A.M. CNET -Fast Company -Engadget -Transport for London all 25 news articles » View the full article
  17. Financial Times 'People love the Uber product; they don't necessarily love the brand' Financial Times At a company full of challenging jobs, Bozoma Saint John surely has one of the toughest. As chief brand officer at Uber, her task is to try to get people to love a business that has become synonymous with the worst excesses of Silicon Valley culture ... https://www.google.com/news