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The Work and Pensions Committee has today written to DPD and Parcelforce amid reports that their self-employed couriers are charged £250 if they are unable to work a day, for example due to illness, and cannot find cover.
Read the Chair's letter to Parcelforce, 7-3-2017 ( PDF 365 KB)
Read the Chair's letter to DPD, 7-3-2017 ( PDF 347 KB)
The Committee has recently taken evidence from a series of other distribution / courier companies such as Uber, Hermes, Amazon and Deliveroo, on their employment practices.