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EMPLOYMENT STATUS: The tide turns on gig economy firms

10 March 2017  

A host of legal decisions, reviews and reports is calling into question the notion that workers such as Uber drivers and couriers are self-employed, writes Natalie Razeen

Frank Field MP, chairman of the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee, did not mince his words when he described the growing gig economy (in which workers are paid by the job, or ‘gig’) as sulphurous and representing to many:


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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Aslam, Farrar & ors v Uber [2016] ET 2202550/15

    Byrne Brothers (Formwork) Ltd v Baird & ors [2001] UKEAT/542/01

    Dewhurst v City Sprint [2017] ET 2202512/2016

    Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and Charlie Mullins v Gary Smith [2017] EWCA Civ 51

    RS Dhillon & GP Dhillon v HMRC [2017] UKFTT 17 (TC)

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