TNT Post is to go to court next month to challenge rival Royal Mail’s tax exemption status as the universal service provider, just as the state-owed post and parcel carrier prepares for its floatation. TNT Post believes that Royal Mail should not have a 20% advantage over other parcel carriers if it becomes a privately-owed company. Currently, European law states that companies that provide a universal service, like Royal Mail, can be granted tax exemptions. A spokeswoman for TNT Post […]
Royal Mail and Amazon UK have both launched a recruitment drive for hundreds of temporary staff to assist with the increase in peak volumes expected this Christmas.
UK Mail Group is expecting a 13% increase in turnover for the first half of this year, as it moves into a “challenging” 2013. Excluding Royal Mail price hikes that came into force on 2 April, the group is expecting a 10% increase in turnover on last year’s figures, as revealed in its pre-close trading statement published today (9 October). The firm stated that its performance in the first half of this year, ended 30 September, was “satisfactory” and in […]
TNT Express and Royal Mail’s international delivery arm GLS are among 20 parcel companies that have been fined by the French competition authority for price fixing between 2004 and 2010.