UK Supreme Court rules Uber drivers are workers

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Former Uber drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam

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Ride hailing taxi app firm Uber must classify its drivers as workers rather than self-employed, the UK’s Supreme Court has ruled.

This means tens of thousands of Uber drivers are entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay.

The binding decision could leave Uber facing a hefty compensation bill, plus wider consequences for the gig economy.