Proposals for an independent Scotland include a promise to renationalise the Royal Mail, examine a fuel duty regulator and streamline government services including Vosa. In the White Paper ‘Scotland’s Future’, the pro-independence lobby said that the Scottish government were opposed to the October privatisation of Royal Mail – as it was “a shared asset that belonged to all parts of the UK”. It added that “a privatised Royal Mail threatens the quality of service and risks further increasing the price […]
Police have released footage of an HGV driver holding two mobile phones, one to each ear, as he drove along the M5.
Royal Mail Group chief executive Moya Greene said that next year “would be a good aim” for the planned sale of the firm. Although there is no definite time frame for Royal Mail to be privatised, the government hopes the firm receives the capital it needs in 2013, Greene said at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and Marketforce Future of UK Postal Services conference in London yesterday (4 December). Greene said: “I know that Her Majesty’s government would like […]
Royal Mail’s “astonishing reversal of fortunes” after the online shopping surge during the pandemic means it expects to make an adjusted operating profit of £700m, more than double last year’s £325m.