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The fate of the UK Mail brand has been sealed, with owner Deutsche Post DHL set to bring the delivery company under a new name after buying the business in 2016.

UK Mail and its assets will become DHL Parcel UK, with its fleet and portfolio of more than 50 sites across the company set to adopt the new identity during the second half of this year and the first quarter of 2019.

UK Mail CEO Peter Fuller said: “The rebrand represents the next stage in our alignment with DHL in terms of values and ambition in the parcels market.

"DHL is one of the most recognisable and respected brands in the world. Our people are proud to be a part of it and we will be able to provide our customers with a wider international and domestic product offering to benefit the developing UK delivery market."

The integration of UK Mail into DHL is close to completion a year and a half after the deal was struck.

The businesses hit a bump in the road earlier this year when UK Mail drivers' pay was cut in response to the growth in parcel volumes.

Union GMB called for an urgent meeting with DHL back in February amid claims from drivers that they had lost their jobs after refusing to sign a contract reducing their pay-per-drop rate.

UK Mail said it had no choice but to cut drivers' pay per drop if it wanted to remain competitive, in light of the enhanced volumes moving through its network.