Royal Mail’s universal service obligation not at threat, says regulator


Ofcom has said it does not see competition from final-mile delivery firms as a threat to Royal Mail’s ability to continue to provide a universal postal service. Following calls made earlier this year for the regulator to protect its final-mile delivery service from increased competition, Ofcom has concluded that Royal Mail’s universal service is not currently under threat  and will not impose regulatory conditions on its direct delivery competitors, including Whistl (formerly TNT Post). It will, however, monitor the direct […]