Uber, Employment Status and the “Collaborative Economy” 

The European Commission, (“the Commission”), estimates that gross revenue from “collaborative platforms” and providers in 2015 within the EU amounted to €28 billion. A recent Eurobarometer survey found that 17% of EU citizens have used services offered by the collaborative economy. Interestingly, Ireland and France appear to be the main users of collaborative platforms, with 36% of French respondents and 35% of Irish respondents having used such services.

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