Department for Business and Trade written question – answered on 26 April 2023.

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Photo of Paulette Hamilton Paulette Hamilton Labour, Birmingham, Erdington

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will have discussions with (a) Uber and (b) other private hire operators on their practices for deactivating drivers’ accounts.

Photo of Kevin Hollinrake Kevin Hollinrake Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade)

While the Government is unable to comment on the working practices of individual companies, we are clear that everyone deserves to be treated fairly at work and rewarded for their contribution to the economy.

The Supreme Court’s judgment on Uber was clear that those who qualify as workers under existing employment law are entitled to core employment rights. Anyone who needs help determining their employment rights may wish to seek advice from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), who deal with questions from employers, individuals, and others about a wide range of employment relations matters.

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