Hermes facing potential HMRC review into its courier employment model


The chief executive of Hermes UK has admitted the company had not been as compassionate as it expected itself to be with its self-employed couriers, as a government minister called on HMRC to investigate the carrier’s zero-hours contracts. An investigation by the Guardian in July accused Hermes of paying its self-employed couriers below the minimum wage, and suggested working conditions were stressful to the point that employees were too afraid to call in sick. Speaking to in the wake […]