Delivery Services: Self-employed

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th January 2018.

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Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Conservative, Plymouth, Moor View

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of ensuring (a) delivery riders and (b) bike messengers are insured when working on a self-employed basis.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government has no current plans to introduce compulsory insurance for delivery cyclists, bicycle messengers, or for cyclists in general, although it encourages all cyclists to take out some form of insurance. There are insurers who offer policies tailored to cyclists who use their bicycle for courier and delivery purposes.

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