From our Swindon Correspondent:
There’re reasons we should generally simplify laws, especially around employment and tax. From the BBC:-
The decision means tens of thousands of Uber drivers are set to be entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay.
The ruling could leave the ride-hailing app facing a hefty compensation bill, and have wider consequences for the gig economy.
Delivering his judgement, Lord Leggatt said that the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Uber’s appeal that it was an intermediary party and stated that drivers should be considered to be working not only when driving a passenger, but whenever logged in to the app.
The court considered several elements in its judgement:
Uber set the fare which meant that they dictated how much drivers could earn
Uber monitors a driver’s service through the star rating and has the capacity to terminate the relationship if after repeated warnings this does not improve
And how is this different to me hiring a painter and decorator and after a couple of jobs, I realise that he makes a lot of mistakes that I have to call him back in to fix?