Royal Mail has been fined £50m by Ofcom for a “serious” breach of competition law, in which it abused its dominant market position and deliberately targeted final mile delivery competitor Whistl. Whistl, then TNT Post, was trialling final mile operations in London and Manchester when Royal Mail announced a hike in its wholesale prices in January 2014. Its universal service meant Whistl had no choice but to use Royal Mail for final mile deliveries of mail everywhere it wasn’t able […]
Price increases and a rise in parcel volumes have contributed to Royal Mail Group’s continuing rise in annual profit and turnover, the firm said today.
Enquiries about in-cab breathalysers have risen sharply since the crash on the M1 involved an HGV driver found to be over the drink-drive limit.
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 […]