Anyone who has kept up with the recent cases ie Various~V~Uber, Maggie Dewhurst~V~City-Sprint and Gary Smith~V~Pimlico Plumbers should have seen this coming and forget next year it is already here.
The Gary Smith~V~Pimlico Plumbers case makes good reading on this as if irc My Smith was operating as a Ltd company that also employed his wife.
12 months ago any case from contractors before an Employment Tribunal failed. Now it seems every case is being won.
It would seem to me that there has been a big shift in policy and I have to wonder if this is a handed down policy from Central Government. In my (completely Amateur laymens) opinion this may be due to a loss of Tax/NI revenue in the coffers with so many people now being self-employed.