So that's it. The Courts have said Uber drivers are employees and Teresa May 's announced review of employment practices means we're all going to have to be wage-slaves, like it or not.
Not quite. An employment tribunal (not 'The Courts') has said that Uber drivers are 'workers', not 'employees'. That is to say they fit a specific statutory definition that means they are entitled to some specific rights, notably holiday pay and sick pay. They don't become employees: they don't get unfair-dismissal protection, nor maternity rights.
Despite Uber's protestations, the case in no way endangers their business model, merely their margins. Expect, after a lot of fuss, fares to rise. Don't, as both the Hitchhiker's Guide and Corporal Jones are wont to say, panic.