Ferdinand Lovett considers workplace pensions and the gig economy

Classifying an individual as a worker instead of a self-employed contractor, as in the recent Uber and
Citysprint tribunal cases, really matters from a pensions perspective.

This is because the definition of ‘worker’ in the pensions auto-enrolment legislation is almost identical to the one used in employment rights legislation, with little scope to argue that being a worker for the purposes of employment rights generally should not cross over into the world of workplace pensions.

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