Royal mail

CWU sets out stall over £3.5bn foreign bid for Royal Mail

Union the CWU plans to “use its political influence” in the debate over the possible foreign takeover of Royal Mail, while the current business secretary has asserted that the government would need to...

Royal Mail: IDS takeover bid upped by 15.6%

Foreign investor EP Corporate Group has returned to the table with a much higher offer for Royal Mail owner International Distributions Services – and the IDS board is minded to accept it.

Royal Mail's Sunday parcel delivery service is “rapidly approaching a 15m items a year” business

Royal Mail parent rejects possible takeover bid

The saga around Royal Mail continues, with confirmation that parent group International Distributions Services has rejected a potential takeover bid from a group connected to its biggest shareholder...

Stamp prices increasing again

Royal Mail has said that the price of both First Class and Second Class stamps will increase again as of next month.

CWU said Royal Mail was “forcing through unagreed changes"

Ofcom report on future of USO: industry reacts

Industry bosses have until 3 April to respond to Ofcom’s proposals for reform of the Royal Mail’s Universal Service Obligation – while publishers’ association the PPA has already warned about the...

Royal Mail: another week has passed in long dispute

CWU slams Ofcom universal postal service report leak

The Communication Warkers’ Union (CWU) has sharply criticised Ofcom after the media regulator’s recommendation to axe Saturday post was leaked to the press.

Royal Mail: contingency plans in place to keep letters and parcels moving

Royal Mail 'wins back customers', parent recruits new CFO

Royal Mail has reported a “marked improvement in performance” in Q4 2023, but the CEO of parent International Distributions Services has again described the Universal Service as “unsustainable”.

Swanston: “We’re excited to educate and inspire the next generation of printers"

SMP welcomes new Royal Mail government sector incentive

The Strategic Mailing Partnership (SMP) has welcomed the launch of the new Government Sector Economy Incentive from Royal Mail.

More than half (56%) of Royal Mail’s revenues for 2021/22 were made up of package deliveries

Investigation finds Royal Mail prioritising packages over letters

Royal Mail regularly prioritises the delivery of packages over letters, a Sunday Times investigation has found.

Royal Mail: last posting dates and TikTok deal

Royal Mail has issued last posting dates for Christmas that should allow time for much more last minute business than last year.

Royal Mail seeks injunction to stop postal strike

Royal Mail is seeking an injunction to stop a strike by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) over job security and employment conditions, citing “potential irregularities” in the ballot of its...

CWU hits back at Royal Mail request to delay strikes

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has responded strongly to Royal Mail’s offer to enter into discussions without preconditions if the union provides a binding commitment to remove the threat of...