High Court says ride-hailing gig models are unlawful
A court ruling will see a host of London’s private hire firms forced to reclassify their relationship with drivers and customers, potentially leading to significant price hikes.
The High Court yesterday declared the so-called ‘gig economy’ model of contracting, in which platforms like Uber and Bolt act only as an agent to a ‘contract’ between driver and passenger, unlawful.
Instead the firms will be required to enter into a contractual obligation with the passenger, effectively turning the driver from a contractor into an employee.
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