Changes to self-employment tax rules have "seriously damaged" the NHS and the public sector, according to research by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) and the CIPD.
The law is being challenged by the gig economy business model to define and classify the terms "self employed" and "worker". How far have the courts got in achieving this amid a welter of recent cases, asks Richard Isham, employment partner at Wedlake Bell LLP?
A High Court judge today granted permission for Deliveroo couriers to challenge a previous ruling that they could not be classified as workers.
In Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith, the Supreme Court unanimously held that a "self-employed" plumber qualified as a "worker" under the statutory provisions and was entitled to the rights of a worker.
Updated to include information on Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith, in which the Supreme Court held that a "self-employed" plumber qualified as a "worker" under the relevant statutory provisions.
The GMB has announced that it will take legal action against three Amazon delivery companies over their classification of drivers as self-employed.
The Government consults on proposals to reform the off-payroll working rules in the private sector.
In Addison Lee Ltd v Gascoigne, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a cycle courier was a worker rather than self-employed.
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