Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Royal Mail - more trouble ahead reckons AyeRight

'Royal Mail has announced huge profits of £900,000 per day, part of this seems due to the enforced closure of 2,500 Post Offices to be completed by March of this year. We have already see the closure of our Post Office in Harbour Street which led to immense queues at the Cawdor Street Post Office before Christmas.
It seems any notion that Royal Mail is a public service is to be further squashed with the possible end of the fixed price letter service, with a prediction for there to be a fall of 7% in mail and parcels over the next year. This is especially bad news for folk in the Highlands assuming that some of our mail has to travel a further distance.
There is still the possibility of part of Royal Mail being sold to TNT, and not so many weeks ago posties being told they had to up their walking speeds.
On-line shopping is often handled by carriers other than Royal Mail, and possibly the only saving grace has been that of eBay sales that tend to use Royal Mail.
Email must have had an effect on the number of letters sent, and on-line services such as those offered by the DVLA for vehicle road tax renewal, must mean lower use of Post Office counter services.
Royal Mail services
are very impressive, but is it too much or too little too late? So what is to be the future of Royal Mail, broken up, sold off?'

The Gurnmeister wishes we could have kept the Harbour Street Post Office instead of the Toxic Bankie. Would have been a lot cheaper and the Post Office might have been a lot more careful about who they gave loans and mortgages too. Now the folk in the other Toxic Bankie (Northern Rock) are to all get a 10% bonus. Nice work if you can get it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To quote a senior postal analyst its all Oil and Smoke the figures released. Since it looks like Labour are looking to sale off part of the Royal Mail. Also Royal Mail would be safer if the regulate would allow it to charge customers the right amount for the cost of posting stamps, not losing money per stamp sold.