TNT Post UK has secured funding to roll-out a final mile delivery service across the UK, in a bid to rival the service currently provided by Royal Mail. Parent PostNL has revealed a joint venture with private equity firm LDC, which will provide funding for a phased introduction of the service, which has been trialled in London and Greater Manchester. The joint venture is expected to close in early 2014, subject to approval by the European Commission. PostNL’s executive committee […]
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has warned that strike action at Royal Mail and Parcelforce is possible from 10 October if union members vote in favour of it later this month.
Royal Mail has received approval to revamp its final mile delivery service, and will roll out its Delivery to Neighbour initiative next week. It has received regulatory approval from Ofcom to launch the programme on Monday 1 October, allowing the firm to deliver large items or items that require a signature to a neighbouring address if no one is home to receive them. Until now it was the only major delivery company in the UK who did not offer the […]