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. Paul Jennings, partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, represented bicycle courier Maggie Dewhurst, who was ruled to be an employee of CitySprint rather than a self-employed worker. He told Motortransport.co.uk: “The judge’s ruling is in relation to this individual specifically and no one else, but she said that this is probably relevant to other people employed […]
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”.
Same-day distribution firm CitySprint has called for the London Congestion Charge to be tiered. It says this will help firms making essential deliveries if a proposed price hike does come into force.
The surge of e-retailing is presenting parcel carriers with a conundrum: how do carriers profit from the rapid surge in B2C volumes, while ensuring their networks are able to cope with capacity demands? Hayley Pink reports Peak period capacity is at breaking point, City Link MD David Smith warned an industry conference in June, with the 2012 Christmas period posing a record challenge for carriers and retailers alike. Smith says there has been no new capacity in the industry since […]