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Royal Mail could deliver letters for just three days a week

by LLB staff reporter
24th Jan 24 12:33 pm

Royal Mail could deliver letters just three times a week as the regulator will help the company to have a more sustainable service.

Ofcom has said their consultation is to start a “national debate” to discuss the future of the British postal service.

The watchdog has said that there has been a decline in letter volumes and costs have risen, they are discussing to reduce the service from six to five days or even just three times a week.

Ofcom said this “would require government and parliament to change primary legislation,” and the aim is for Royal Mail save up to £650 million.

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) warned that the proposal could lead to tens of thousands job losses.

The general secretary of the CWU said, “This report is completely dead in the water.

“The response to the leaked information over the week showed that CWU members, the public and politicians are united against the deliberate, manufactured destruction of the postal service.

“In the ongoing debate, Ofcom now have no credibility whatsoever, and their views are an irrelevance to the discussion that must take place between postal workers, businesses and customers.”

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