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Guest post – The UK Supreme Court decides: most Methodist ministers are not employees.

This post is reproduced with kind permission of David Wood and was originally posted to the Facebook UK Methodists Page.  I offer this as a summing up of my thoughts on the Supreme Court verdict. It adds little to my many contributions … Continue reading

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Methodist Ministers are not employees after all: Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court has finally given its ruling on the matter of The President of the Methodist Conference v Preston. To cut a long story short, the court has ruled that Methodist ministers are not employees. For the background to … Continue reading

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Methodist ministers may be employees

So says the Court of Appeal, upholding the previous finding of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Haley Preston (formerly Moore) vs. the President of the Methodist Conference. The background to this case is that in 2009 Ms … Continue reading

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Methodist Ministers: employees or not?

What exactly is the legal status of Methodist Ministers in the UK: are we employed, self-employed or something else entirely? The answer is that we are something else entirely – ‘office holders’. Or to be more precise, sometimes we are … Continue reading

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