UK minimum wage law ‘should cover more self-employed workers’

Rules should apply to those whose prices are set by a firm, such as Uber and minicab drivers, says Resolution Foundation

The government should step in to help those suffering from extreme low pay by extending minimum wage legislation so that it covers minicab drivers and other parts of the 4.8 million-strong self-employed workforce, a thinktank has urged.

The Resolution Foundation, which concentrates on developing policies to help those on low and modest incomes, said ministers should embrace the idea as part of its drive to tackle low pay and insecurity.

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