Royal Mail feels the pressure as letters decline continues at pace

Royal Mail postwoman

Growth in parcels revenue failed to offset the continuing decline in letter volumes in the first nine months of its financial year, Royal Mail said today. While parcel volumes and revenue were both up 6% in the nine months ended 23 December, with the firm citing a strong performance during the Christmas period, addressed letter volumes were 8% lower and letters revenue 6% down year-on-year. It meant the operator’s core UKPIL revenue was down 1% in the period, although group […]