An HMRC investigation into Hermes’ use of self-employed couriers could have implications for the entire parcels sector, according to an industry expert. The carrier is facing the threat of investigation after a series of articles by the Guardian newspaper, and later a report from Frank Field MP, claimed it was mistreating its couriers and paying some below the national living wage. This led to business minister Margot James referring the issue to HMRC earlier this month, although it is yet to confirm whether it will conduct an investigation. Parcels market analyst Frank Proud from Apex Insight said that if […]
Hermes has won Poundland’s new home delivery contract, after the single-priced retailer said it planned to trial an online shopping system earlier this week.
Simarco has been granted authorised economic operator (AEO) status, after seeing an increase in import and export volumes this year.
A final mile delivery trailblazer apprenticeship was given the green light at the end of last year, backed by the Institute of Couriers (IoC).