About the Sharing Economy Review

This is the home of an independent review on the sharing economy, commissioned by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The review is being led by Debbie Wosskow.

Sharing Economy Review

The review will assess the social and economic potential of the sharing economy for the UK, and will make recommendations on how this potential can be reached. It will also consider any risks to consumers or established businesses outside the sharing economy.

The review will focus on 3 sectors where the sharing economy is increasingly well-established:

  • personal and commercial space
  • transport
  • time and skills

It will also look at sectors where there is significant growth potential, such as fashion, food, and personal items (e.g. power tools).

The review is due to conclude by December 2014. You can find the full terms of reference on GOV.UK.

Debbie Wosskow

Debbie Wosskow is an entrepreneur, investor and Sharing Economy expert.  CEO of leading peer-to-peer travel club, Love Home Swap, Debbie is also the Founder of the influential Collaborative Consumption Europe network and is currently leading the UK government’s review into the Sharing Economy.

A former management consultant, she launched her first business, marketing and communications consultancy Mantra, at the age of just 25. Building Mantra over a decade, Debbie sold to the Loewy Group.

Debbie is a regular commentator on travel, collaborative consumption and entrepreneurship on TV and in print and sits on a number of advisory boards, as well as being a trustee of Hampstead Theatre.  She graduated with an MA in Philosophy and Theology from New College, Oxford University and lives in London with her two children.

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