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An independent report (Nov 2014) comissioned by the UK Government on the potential, barriers and policy recommendations to embrace the sharing economy.
It’s key recommendations includes:
- “The Government should embrace the opportunities offered by the sharing economy, both to make its own operations more efficient, and to make better use of public resources.”
- “Regulations must be examined to ensure they are still fit for purpose and meet people’s expectations – particularly for accommodation and online task-sharing platforms.”
- “We need to support start-ups in the sharing economy – by encouraging experimentation and innovation – and sharing what works.”
Hope this will be useful reference for the all policy makers who are also considering the same issues for their own countries.
(H/T: Independent Report Urges UK to Embrace Sharing, Airbnb)