BBC News:The Supreme Court Ruling Is Disappointing To Say The Least.
Thursday 14th June 2018
This ruling will have major ramifications on the lives of millions of self-employed people including tradespeople, but also those in the health sector and the media.
In Isolation this specific case started six years ago when a self-employed plumber, Gary Smith, who at the time worked for Pimlico, decided that despite the fact that he had always known he was a self-employed contractor, decided that he would demand employment rights that only employees, not contractors, are entitled to.
And now all these years later we find ourselves still fighting to prove that a man, who took every advantage of being a self-employed plumber when it suited him, is indeed a contractor, but I'm fighting it for all the small businesses out there who may find themsleves in hot water because of these outdated and confusing employment laws.
The Supreme Court ruling is disappointing to say the least.