The gig economy, defined as self-employed workers paid for each specific job they do, whether that's delivering a takeaway, a parcel or dropping people off at a party, has evolved quickly over the last 15 years, transforming the way people earn a living. In the gig economy, instead of a regular wage, workers get paid for the "gigs" they do, such as a food delivery or a car journey.
While many people actively choose this way of working, the gig economy isn't without controversy. As people are deemed to be self-employed, they don't enjoy the same protections and benefits that someone in a full-time or part-time role receives.
This has resulted in many high-profile court cases where gig economy workers have challenged their employers for the same rights as full-time staff such as sick pay, holiday pay, the minimum wage and employer pension contributions.
As the gig economy continues to grow and companies such as Uber and Deliveroo become an even bigger part of our everyday lives, the people who work in the sector will be looking for smarter ways to pay for their fuel to maximise their income.