Ofcom has announced a “fundamental review” into the regulation of Royal Mail, after the withdrawal of Whistl’s final mile delivery service left it without a major competitor in the postal market. In 2012, new regulations gave Royal Mail more freedom to set its own prices, to protect it from rivals in a competitive market. The removal of that competition, however, sees the company gain an effective monopoly on the UK postal market again, which may require new regulation to ensure […]
As reported by MT earlier this week, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) has today confirmed it will ballot members for industrial action over a host of issues including pensions at Royal Mail.
Royal Mail has signed a new contract with River Island, building on the work it already does handling the retailer’s customer returns.
TNT Post is to conduct a second end-to-end delivery trial from mid-April in west London, following the successful conclusion of a final-mile trial in Liverpool. The private postal operator has held long-term ambitions to roll-out a complete end-to-end service rivalling Royal Mail, but says it has been unable to achieve this goal due to the national incumbent’s exemption on final mile deliveries. Nick Wells, TNT Post chief executive, says: “TNT Post has built an excellent reputation for quality, innovation and […]