HMRC has responded to MP Frank Field’s call for an investigation into low pay at Hermes, stating it had referred his evidence to the “appropriate compliance teams for consideration”. Field sent HMRC information last month, which he claimed was evidence of the courier failing to meet minimum wage requirements for its self-employed couriers. Responding to Field in a letter dated 10 October, HMRC executive chairman Edward Troup said that “individuals cannot be opted out of employment rights and protections simply […]
Hermes has won a three-year contract with mail order clothing retailer Chums to handle over 250,000 home deliveries a year.
Carole Walker has been promoted to CEO of Hermes Europe, with UK MD Martijn de Lange stepping into her shoes as UK CEO.
The GMB union is taking legal action against Hermes as part of its wider campaign against the gig economy.