Royal Mail is considering applying a fuel surcharge to some of its contract parcels and mail services, while rival carrier UK Mail has reduced parcel prices for SMEs. If approved, Royal Mail plans to increase prices for contract parcels and mail customers to account for the rising cost of fuel from 1 April. A spokesman for Royal Mail Group said: “Fuel surcharging is standard practice in the parcels delivery market. Royal Mail does not currently apply a surcharge to the […]
Ofcom has provisionally found that Royal Mail breached competition law with the price increases competitor Whistl complained to the regulator about last year.
Whistl has become the first company to secure a postal contract with the Government of Northern Ireland which will see it process 20m items of mail a year.
Royal Mail has admitted that the threat of industrial action and the introduction of size-based parcel pricing led to volumes being flat in the first nine months of the current financial year.