Uber: Supreme Court Ruling

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:42 pm on 24th February 2021.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools) 1:42 pm, 24th February 2021

I know that these issues are close to your heart, Madam Deputy Speaker, as a constituency neighbour of mine, so it is good to see you in the Chair.

Does not the Minister understand that these issues cannot just be left to the courts and that, in this David versus Goliath battle with big multinational companies that are exploiting workers, avoiding tax and flouting safety rules, people need to see the Government on their side? With that in mind, will the Government finally legislate to give gig economy workers the protection they deserve? Further to the question from my hon. Friend Zarah Sultana, is not it finally time to give taxi drivers and private hire drivers the support they desperately need as a result of the impact that the pandemic has had on the pound in their pockets?