Pressure grows on DPD and Theresa May after courier dies of diabetes


MPs and customers speak out after courier firm fined Don Lane for not finding cover while at doctor’s appointment

Downing Street’s adviser on modern work has described the death of a diabetic DPD delivery driver as “shocking”, as Marks & Spencer said it would be seeking answers from the parcel company over the driver’s treatment.

Matthew Taylor said the government must urgently address poor quality work in Britain after the Guardian revealed how Don Lane, a 53-year-old father of one, collapsed and died from diabetes after being fined £150 by the courier company for attending a hospital appointment to treat his disease.

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