Post on a Saturday could go as regulators suggest cutting deliveries to five days a week
POST on a Saturday could soon become a thing of the past after regulators recommended that letter deliveries be cut from six days a week to five. Regulator Ofcom has carried out a comprehensive rev…
0:55POST on a Saturday could soon become a thing of the past after regulators recommended that letter deliveries be cut from six days a week to five.Regulatorhas carried out a comprehensive review of the needs of postal users across the UK as letter volumes fall while those of parcels rise amid the online shopping boom.
2Post deliveries could soon be cut from six days a week to fiveCredit: PA:Press AssociationIts study found that delivering letters on Monday to Friday would still meet the vast majority of postal users’ “reasonable needs”.The move would also saveup to £225 million a year and help it modernise.
It would ultimately be for Parliament to decide whether this change is needed.Ofcom warned: “Unless Royal Mail can modernise its network to adapt to parcel customers’ changing needs, and operate more efficiently, the sustainability of the universal service could be at risk in the longer term.” headtopics.com
Under current legislation, the universal postal service requires Royal Mail to deliver letters six days a week (Monday to Saturday) and parcels five days a week (Monday to Friday) to every address in the UK, at a uniform price., interim executive chairman of the Royal Mail Group, said: “To stay relevant and sustainable, the universal service must adapt to life in the 21st century.”
2The move would save Royal Mail up to £225million a year Read more: The Sun »
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