IPSE welcomes Uber partners to membership
- 27 Apr 2017
IPSE is delighted to announce a first of its kind partnership that means UK drivers using the Uber app will now be able to access a range of IPSE membership benefits, including illness and injury cover.
IPSE worked hard with Uber to develop a membership offering for this growing part of self-employment. Bringing drivers who use the app into its membership is part of IPSE’s mission to better reflect the reality of self-employment in the UK. All active drivers who use the Uber app in the UK (and have completed at least 500 trips) are eligible.
The benefits of drivers joining IPSE include:
- Sickness and injury cover up to £2,000 – if unable to work for two weeks or more.
- Jury service cover up to £2,000
- Access to free advice and support on paying tax as well as personal finance issues such as mortgages, pensions and saving for the future.
Chris Bryce, Chief Executive of IPSE, said: “IPSE is excited to partner with Uber and the thousands of self-employed drivers who use the app. In addition to gaining valuable illness and injury cover, drivers will benefit from being part of the UK’s largest voice dedicated to supporting the self-employed community. It is part of IPSE’s mission to represent all self-employed people, and welcoming drivers who use Uber into the fold helps us achieve this.”
Jo Bertram, Regional General Manager of Uber in the UK, said: “Drivers who make money through Uber tell us they love the freedom of being their own boss and choosing if, when and where they drive. But drivers have also told us they want more security if something unexpected happens. We want Uber to be the best possible experience so we’ll carry on listening to drivers about further improvements we can make to our app.”
Meet the author
Chris was one of the original 2,000 members of the organisation when it was formed as the Professional Contractors Group in 1999 and was a long-time contractor with a strong client base in global scale change management.
Before becoming a contractor Chris had a career in sales and marketing followed by 10 years in senior management in the logistics industry. Chris was appointed as Interim CEO in June 2013 and accepted the role permanently in December 2013.
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