Following the recent launch of the RSA's report on the 'sharing economy', the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee today heard evidence from the RSA's Brhmie Balaram, as part of their inquiry into the digital economy.
The Committee was particularly interested in how the government can support the growth of the sharing economy while also addressing emerging issues, such as those related to gig workers’ rights and protections and the potential threat to traditional industry.
The Committee was also keen for the RSA to further expand on our concept of ‘shared regulation’, which we have proposed as an alternative approach to regulating the sharing economy in collaboration with users. Over the coming year, the RSA will further develop this approach through our research on the sharing economy.
Alongside Brhmie, Senior Researcher at the RSA, the other contributors were the economist Diane Coyle and the entrepreneur Debbie Wossko, who authored the government’s independent review of the sharing economy.
You can watch the 'sharing economy' discussion from the meeting on the Parliamentlive website (10:45:00).