MPs berate low-cost gym chain over 'self-employed' personal trainers

Frank Field attacks Gym Group’s use of self-employed contracts as ‘egregious’ in latest conflict with gig economy firms such as Uber

The controversy over workers being being pushed into “dubious” self-employment has been reignited, with a parliamentary committee accusing a leisure group of “egregious” use of such contracts.

The move comes as the ride-hailing firm Uber awaits a decision on its appeal against a landmark employment tribunal judgment last year, which ruled that the company’s drivers are not self-employed and should be paid the national living wage.

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