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Gig economy | Hermes' new self-employment offer may not be as good as it seems, experts warn

Hermes' new self-employment offer may not be as good as it seems, experts warn

Courier firm Hermes has come to an agreement with the GMB union allowing its 15,000 contracted drivers to be offered a form of ‘self-employment plus’ – but some experts are warning the new deal might not be as ground-breaking as first thought.

The self-employment plus status will see drivers given up to 28 days of paid leave per year and pay rates of up to £8.50 per hour, whilst remaining self-employed. In exchange, they will be expected to follow routes specified by Hermes when out delivering.

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