The ruling in the Uber case is an extremely important one that will have significant repercussions for those companies operating in the wider "gig economy" in the UK.
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The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the group of Uber drivers, saying they are workers – and not self-employed contractors - for the purposes of the relevant legislation.
After the UK Government indicated the possibility of "scrapping" some EU labour laws that the UK has previously been bound by, the planned consultation attracted criticism. The UK Government has now said it is "not interested in watering down workers’ rights", although it is still possible that there will be a review undertaken at some future date.
The UK Government has now extended the Scheme for a further month, until the end of April 2021.
Following the Scheme being extended until the end of March 2021, several small changes have been made to the sets of guidance made available to the public by the UK government. One of the most recent changes (published on 1 December 2020), which details the operation of holiday pay in connection with the Scheme, should be carefully considered by employers who are currently using, or looking to make use of the Scheme – especially those employers looking to use the Scheme over the festive period.