Denmark - Shared economy discussed - October 31, 2017

Social partners are engaged in a debate about the integration of the so-called sharing economy into the legal codex so that companies like Uber and Airbnb can be absorbed into the Scandinavian welfare model. The government is putting forward a number of measures designed to fold the business concept into its tax and labour laws. It is estimated that about one-fifth of Danes have either offered or consumed the kinds of services provided by Uber and Airbnb, a proportion that is bound to increase. The social partners agree more needs to be done. According to the unions, the government’s new sharing economy strategy says a lot about taxation and a little about workers’ rights. The aim is to give the sharing economy room to grow.

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