Expertise from A-Z: Sharing economy: Learning to share


The sharing economy – although lacking strict definition and having somewhat of an identity crisis with numerous other names – involves people sharing idle or underutilised assets. From a car ride to work, to renting a stranger’s flat in a far-flung location for a weekend away, the sharing economy brings together supply and demand through a common platform or community.

Despite such swaps not necessitating a financial transaction per se, the estimated worth of the UK sharing economy was £0.5bn