Recently, the high court decided that a particular National Courier company sub-contractor is entitled to the same rights as an employed person.
This follows on from the UBER drivers who were re-defined last year as employed.
The industry needs to look over its shoulder at what could happen next. If companies such as CitySprint, Allison Lee and Excel have to reclassify their sub-contractors then surely this will affect their annual profits which in turn will make them less competitive when quoting for new contracts.
Have no doubt that the high court ruling WILL in some way affect the individual self-employed owner driver.
READ DEFINITION OF YOUR SELF EMPLOYED STATUS AND RIGHTS and decide how it might effect you in the future.