There have been a number of recent cases looking at the precise nature of the employment status of those working for employers who like their operatives to appear to clients as their representatives but who operate a model of self-employment.

In February this year, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Pimlico Plumbers Limited against a finding that the claimant’s relationship with the company was that of a worker rather than that between an independent contractor and his client (Pimlico Plumbers Limited and Another v Smith). It has now been reported that the Supreme Court has granted Pimlico Plumbers leave to appeal against that decision.

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