| 7 December 2023, Thursday |

Uber to sign up 20,000 more UK drivers as COVID-19 rules ease

Uber aims to sign up 20,000 more drivers in Britain as the lifting of coronavirus restrictions increases demand, the ride-hailing app said on Thursday.

The Silicon Valley-based firm has already seen a more than 50% hike in trips after restaurants were allowed to reopen for outdoor dining from April 12 in England, it said.

Further restrictions are slated to be eased over the next few weeks and months as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government pursues a roadmap to unlock the economy.

In March, Uber gave its existing 70,000 drivers workers’ rights, including the minimum wage, after it lost a Supreme Court case.

Northern and Eastern Europe boss Jamie Heywood said “as cities open up and people start moving again, we are encouraging 20,000 new drivers to sign up.”

  • Reuters