Ready Mixed Concrete Ltd v Minister for National Insurance and Pensions [1968]


  • Ready Mixed Concrete contracted with others to provide delivery services for their concrete
  • These contracts required the ‘others’ to provide their own lorries as ‘independent contractors’ to assist with concrete delivery


  • Were these ‘others’ employees or contractors? If employees, Ready Mixed Concrete Ltd would be liable to pay national insurance contributions for the others


  • Independent contractors


  • Three factors determine whether a person is an employee rather than an independent contractor: a wage or remuneration; control over the employee’s activities and compliance of all other terms with the nature of employment contracts
  • Ready Mixed Concrete did not have enough control to be able to class its contractors as employees
RELATED CASE  Watteau v Fenwick (1893)

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