Ofcom has ruled that in order to maintain competition in the parcels sector, the cap on Royal Mail’s second-class stamp parcel service must remain. In its Review of the Regulation of Royal Mail, Ofcom said the post and parcel company “retains a strong position in single piece and light-weight bulk parcels”, and that maintaining the cap on second class stamp parcel prices would “ensure vulnerable consumers can access a basic universal service”. Ofcom found introducing a tracked standard parcel service would give […]
John Lewis has awarded a three year contract to Hermes, which will see the parcel carrier handle 48-hour home deliveries for parcels under 15kg. Parcels will be collected from the retailer’s regional depots six days per week and delivered to Hermes’ national hub in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, where they will be sorted. They will then be transported to one of Hermes’ regional depots and distributed to customers via one of its 7,500 couriers across the UK. The firm, who handle a […]
The government has confirmed it will sell shares in Royal Mail on the London Stock Exchange in the next few weeks.
A trailblazer apprenticeship standard for managers in the parcel courier sector has been submitted to BIS by the Institute of Couriers (Ioc) in light of the e-retail boom and upcoming apprenticeship levy.