Ocado shares hit by news of delivery charge


Online grocer Ocado has now dropped to the bottom of the FTSE 100 leaderboard, down 2.6% at £19.80.

This follows a report that Internet shoppers could be hit by a compulsory delivery charge as part of a campaign to cut congestion and toxic emissions.

The Times reported that, “The government is considering a range of measures to reduce the damaging impact of the e-commerce boom, which has led to a rise in delivery vans on British roads.

“A report from the Department for Transport’s scientific advisers recommended a “mandatory charge”, similar to that imposed for plastic bags, on all Amazon-style consumer deliveries.”