A single ride in London could wind up costing Uber hundreds of millions of dollars

Mar 20, 2017 - Quartz

Like thousands of other Londoners, Jolyon Maugham took an Uber this morning (Mar. 20). For the service of being driven from his office to Uber’s UK headquarters, he paid £9.86 ($12). Had the driver known what the accomplished tax lawyer was about to do next, he would not have accepted the ride request. Maugham was there to hand deliver a letter that would become the first step of suing the $68-billion startup for tax avoidance.

That’s why, on what was otherwise a cold and rainy mornin...