Labour Market

Uber court ruling will “raise costs for Uber users”

Professor Len Shackleton quoted in The Telegraph

The Supreme Court has ruled Uber drivers are workers and entitled to holiday pay, and the minimum wage. The move will have major repercussions for the gig economy.

Professor Len Shackleton, Editorial and Research Fellow at the IEA, responded to the ruling warning that it “will raise costs for Uber users, who are often young people who cannot afford conventional cabs”.  In addition Professor Shackleton said: “It will also reduce the availability of rides at the time people want them and squeeze out the large proportion of cab drivers who can only work part-time, as Uber will likely concentrate on a smaller number of workers who can commit to regular hours”.

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