Co-Designing a Food Delivery Platform Co-operative

Project Lead

James Muldoon, University of Exeter 

Supporting Partners

Autonomy Think Tank 

Project Summary

 With over 7.5 billion food orders last year in the UK, the food delivery industry is big business. However, for many of the ‘self-employed workers’ in the industry, the lack of employment law protections has led to negative consequences, such as, low wages and precarious work. This project looks to understand the challenges facing food delivery platform co-operatives, which can offer a fairer model of doing business for the workers of the platform delivery economy.  

Through co-design methods the project will provide a road map for the creation of the systems and democratic governance structure of a platform co-operative that draws on the best practices and ideas within the digital co-operative economy in addition to creating new innovations.