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Newsletter 470: Concern about impact of Uber decision on freelancers
by Newsletter Editor at 10:20 01/11/16 ( Shout99 Newsletter)
A recent decision by an Employment Tribunal has raised concerns that the distinction between vulnerable self-employed workers and independent, professional freelancers will again be blurred.
The ruling found in favour of drivers engaged on a self-employment basis with Uber, an online taxi service. The company has argued that its drivers were not employees but self-employed contractors.

They will now be entitled to employment rights, such as holiday pay, rest breaks and the National Minimum Wage.

However, freelancers and their representative groups were guarded that this decision to protect perceived vulnerable workers should not extend to cover the independent, professional freelancer.

Uber decision must not blur role of professional freelancers

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