A Guide to the Royal Mail Shake-Up
Released on: November 02, 2011, 4:10 am
Author: QueryCLick LTD
Industry: Consumer Services
Following the recent news of a proposed shake-up at the Royal
Mail, ParcelsPlease explain just what this means for customers.
Earlier this month, it was announced that the UK's postal regulator, OfCom was
considering giving the Royal Mail the power to choose and set its own rates on its
postal services, including setting the price of sending First Class letters and the
cost of sending basic parcels. The proposed changes, which were set out in a
seven-year regulatory framework document, which is currently out for public
consultation, also includes plans for the Royal Mail to set prices of First Class
letters, large letters and even parcels.
A spokesperson for ParcelsPlease comments: “The
proposed changes at the Royal Mail, have been suggested by the new postal regulator,
OfCom, which took over responsibility of the UK postal service from its predecessor,
PostComm earlier this month. While some of the changes will apply to both First and
Second class mail, Royal Mail business mail, such as metered, franked , bulk mail or
pre-printed envelopes will also be subject to a possible price change as well.”
OfCom's proposals for the Royal Mail are currently undergoing public consultation,
which will close on the 5th of January 2012, and if approved, this new framework
will come into play sometime in the spring of the same year. While the final
decision on this change has yet to be made, Royal Mail customers will no doubt be
concerned about how a price rise on stamps and other postage costs will affect them.
The spokesperson for ParcelsPlease continues: “If approved, these proposed changes
to the way that Royal Mail sets the prices for their products and services, will
come into force early next year, and while the prices aren't guaranteed to rise,
many insiders in the UK postal industry agree that the cost of posting mail,
including First Class letters and parcels is due to increase in the next year.
However, it's important for consumers to realise the sending large letters and
parcels doesn't have to cost the earth, and at ParcelsPlease we specialise in
parcel delivery to the UK, and also to countries
all over the world.”
ParcelsPlease is the online trading name of Consolidated Carriers Ltd, known as CCL,
which offers reliable mail delivery in the UK, Europe and worldwide. CCL – a
complete logistics supermarket – has been operating in the logistics industry since
1999, and has moved over 10 million parcels to date.
Booking deliveries with ParcelsPlease and CCL means dealing with a company that
knows the logistics industry inside out, and which shares contracts with the
world's most reliable and competitive parcel carriers.
ParcelsPlease and CCL value everything from quality to responsibility, including the
environment; ParcelsPlease not only has ISO 14001 (the internationally accepted
standard outlining an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) Standard) but
is also carbon neutral as well.
For more information about CCL, please visit our corporate website.
Consolidated Carriers Ltd
Burnside Place ;
Tel: 01292 310410
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