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 […]
The status of couriers across the industry could be affected by last week’s tribunal ruling against CitySprint, according to a lawyer involved in the case.
DPD has launched a customer returns service in conjunction with Hermes, extending the parcel carriers’ seven-year relationship.