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 […]
Delivery companies such as Hermes that use self-employed drivers need to change their business models, according to a select committee.
Carillion’s bankers have launched a £225m fund to help subcontractors and suppliers hit by the construction and outsourcing giant’s collapse.
Hermes chief executive Carole Woodhead has revealed some of its expansion plans for 2014, as it wins a new contract with jewellery retailer Cadenzza.