The Employment Tribunal in London is today hearing a claim by a courier for CitySprint.  Expected to last for 4 days, the case is one of 4 due to be heard in the coming months, the others involving Addison Lee, Excel and eCourier - all based on treating their couriers as independent contractors.

These claims follow on from the Uber case last month, when the employment tribunal held that Uber drivers are not self-employed but are "workers" - an employment status that affords rights to holiday pay and rest breaks and the national minimum wage, amongst other things.

Follow this link for our report on the Uber decision:

Follow this link for our report on a similar challenge relating to Deliveroo drivers:

This changing nature of work has initiated a review by BEIS: