Uber drivers in Wales and the rest of the UK are entitled to basic workers’ rights, ruled a London Employment Tribunal.
It means about 30,000 drivers who use their own vehicles but subscribe to the Uber technology and system are entitled to the protected minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks and it has implications for the company regarding National Insurance and pensions as well after the GMB union won the landmark decision yesterday.
Car insurance premiums have risen by almost £82 on average over the past year, with the blame falling on increased taxes, excess whiplash claims and price comparison websites.
The AA’s latest British Insurance Premium Index shows that typical premium quotes have risen by 3.7% over the last quarter and 16.3% over the past year.
Audi is pulling out of the World Endurance Championship and Le Mans programme and switch to Formula E at the end of this season.
Its 300 employees in its motorsport arm will be retained but their focus will switch to Formula E when the 2016 season ends.
The next Vauxhall Insignia will be roomier, bigger but also lighter than the current car when it goes on sale early next summer.
Engineers based the model on a US Chevrolet and Buick platform and have slimmed down the amount of steel used in the platform.