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Food: Internet

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 95976, tabled on 24 November 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is his Department's policy that delivery drivers for (a) Uber Eats and (b) other online food ordering companies should receive the minimum wage.

Answered on

2 December 2022

The Government actively encourages businesses to treat workers fairly and in accordance with the law. The specific issues raised by the Honourable Member for Ilford South about UberEats and their drivers are internal matters of a private company on which I cannot comment.

An individual’s entitlement to employment rights such as the minimum wage are determined by their employment status (employee, limb (b) worker or self-employed). The Government recently published employment status guidance, making it easier for businesses to comply with existing regulations and for individuals to understand which employment protections apply to them.