Pimlico Plumbers worker loses claim for holiday pay

An engineer who won an employment status claim against Pimlico Plumbers, has lost his bid to £74,000 in holiday pay, a court has ruled. 

The supreme court determined that in work carried out earlier this year, Gary Smith was in fact a worker, and not self-employed.

At an employment tribunal in Croydon earlier this month, Smith lost his claim for holiday pay. According to the ruling, Smith, who had engaged with Pimlico Plumbers for six years until 2011, had not filed his claim for holiday pay quickly enough.