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Commentary on the Supreme Court judgment that Uber drivers are ‘workers’ rather than self-employed.

 Kate Smith, Head of Pensions at Aegon, said: “Today’s Supreme Court judgement that Uber drivers are ‘workers’ rather than self-employed could have ripple effects for all gig workers, giving them not only rights to holiday pay, but potentially other workplace benefits such as employer pension contributions. 

 “In the UK pension provision is largely delivered through the workplace, and the self-employed, including gig workers, are excluded from the government’s flagship auto-enrolment policy. This reclassification is another step towards opening the doors to auto-enrolment for all gig workers, giving them the opportunity to save for retirement, with the important boost of the right to a 3% employer pension contribution.“

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