An inquiry into competition in the UK postal sector has been launched, after calls from Royal Mail to protect it from last mile delivery competition earlier this year. The Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) committee yesterday said the inquiry would investigate access, end-to-end delivery of mail, the parcel delivery services available and the impact of competition on Royal Mail’s obligation to deliver a universal service. Royal Mail, which in June called for regulator Ofcom to protect it from last-mile delivery […]
Consumption of transport fuels fell slightly in the third quarter of 2012, new figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show. The data reveals that a 5.6% fall in petrol deliveries during the quarter were largely offset by a 3.4% rise in diesel deliveries. In all, just over 4.5 billion litres of petrol (Q3 2011: 4.77 billion litres) and 6.52 billion litres of diesel (Q3 2011: 6.3 billion) were delivered during the quarter. Of the diesel, some […]
Rising parcel volume almost offset the fall in Royal Mail’s letters volume, a trading statement for the nine months ended 27 December 2015 said.
Growth in Royal Mail’s parcels division is disappointing in the context of a booming e-commerce market, according to an industry researcher.