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 […]
Hillington-based John G Russell (Transport) is to beef up its participation in the Invest in Renfrewshire scheme, a council initiative to help tackle local youth unemployment and support business growth.
Hermes has revealed record results at its UK division, with revenue up 22% in 2011. The parcels company says this reinforces its position as the country’s second-largest home-delivery business. Revenue stood at €303m during 2011, up from €248m in the previous year. Hermes says its UK arm handled more than 140 million parcels during the year, as demand for its home delivery services increased with online retail sales. Carole Woodhead, chief executive at Hermes UK, says: “Our UK business has […]