Royal Mail celebrated the first wave of graduates to achieve its Foundation Degree in Logistics from Aston University last week, with more than £400,000 in operational cost savings posting an extra boost to the occasion. Designed for experienced managers who may not have studied since leaving school, the qualification combines work-based and academic study and takes two years to complete. In year two, a project overseen by senior Royal Mail logistics managers is undertaken, with more than £400,000 of savings […]
Analysts have reacted cautiously to Royal Mail’s year end results, which saw the group’s turnover grow 2% year-on-year but annual profit fall by more than a third (37%).
TNT Post said it will work with Royal Mail to ensure that final mile deliveries continue, following a vote which saw the majority of union members at Royal Mail support a boycott of competitors’ mail and packet deliveries.
Ofcom has launched a consultation on allowing Royal Mail the commercial freedom to roll out its ‘delivery to neighbour’ scheme across the UK. At present, Royal Mail is the only major UK postal company currently not permitted to deliver to a neighbour. If Ofcom makes these changes to Royal Mail’s delivery obligations, the company could leave mail items with a neighbour in the event that consumers are not in to receive them. This would avoid larger postal items, certain items […]