The cost of strike action and a faster than predicted fall in letter volumes could see Royal Mail make a loss next year, despite a “strong” half-year performance from its parcels business. Presenting Royal Mail’s half-yearly results to 29 September 2019, group chief executive Rico Back revealed a 5.1% increase in the group’s revenues to £5.1bn. Pre-tax profits climbed to £173m, compared with £33m in the same period last year. The group’s UK parcels, international and letters division (UKPIL) saw […]
The government has confirmed it will sell shares in Royal Mail on the London Stock Exchange in the next few weeks.
Royal Mail and Amazon UK have both launched a recruitment drive for hundreds of temporary staff to assist with the increase in peak volumes expected this Christmas.
Royal Mail is planning a nationwide roll out of its ‘Delivery to Neighbour’ service in late September, to bring its final mile service more in line with competitors. Currently the only major delivery company not offering the service, it is awaiting regulatory approval from Ofcom, which will allow Royal Mail to deliver large parcels and items that require a signature to neighbours when customers are out. Mike Newnham, Royal Mail’s chief customer officer, says: “The results of the trial showed […]