Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 06:54 pm
The Prime Minister announced yesterday that the government will be scrapping policies for “compulsory car sharing if you drive to work”, citing that it is not right to impose such significant costs on people who are already struggling financially.
In response to the news, Julie Furnell, Managing Director of Mobilityways, the Climate Tech company behind the UK’s largest carsharing platform Liftshare, expressed surprise. She commented: “It came as a surprise to us that the Government was pursuing a policy of mandatory carsharing…it would appear that the Prime Minister has just killed a policy that no one knew they had. We’re further confused as one of the main reasons people carshare is to save money and to help them make ends meet.”
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Liftshare, the company founded by Ali Clabburn in 1998 when he had difficulty finding a ride home from university. To celebrate the jubilee year, Liftshare has saved 1 billion miles from UK roads and has had their best ever summer for new members, all without any mandatory policies from the Government.
Speaking on the success, Ali Clabburn, Founder and Chairman of Mobilityways, said: “We work with hundreds of large UK employers by helping them measure, reduce and report their commuter emissions, enabling them to meet their net zero goals and solve their operational challenges in recruitment, retention and parking constraints.”