The rise of the sharing economy

Last weekend, we all needed to go in different directions. Making it easy meant using two cars. We only have one car. One too few. In the round of wondering how to manage the pick up and delivery of children to places two hours’ drive apart, we discussed buying another car (not that day, but at some point).

Then I rang the car-hire agency down the road and asked what it would cost to rent a car for 24 hours. The answer? I could have a much newer and smarter version of my own diesel Passat for £33 – and [...]

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