The ruling “emphatically upholds the finding of the CAC that Deliveroo riders are fully self-employed for the purposes of employment law,” Deliveroo’s lawyer said in a statement. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

A trade union lost a UK court bid for the right to lobby Deliveroo over pay and conditions on behalf of the food-delivery service’s riders, in a rare (...)

Plumbing and heating engineer, Gary Smith,  leaves the Supreme Court in London. Photograph: Getty

The UK’s highest court has dealt a blow to the so-called gig economy in a landmark ruling over the employment status of a plumber. Gary Smith, who wo(...)