Royal Mail fail
Has your recently privatised postie been looking depressed and demoralised lately? Well, Ofcom have told the Royal Mail to pull its socks up after it failed to reach delivery targets - and there could be fines if they don’t improve.
One key target states that 93% of all first class letters should be delivered the next day, but they only managed to reach 91.7%. And regardless of whether you’re in an office in London or a croft in John O’Groats, there’s a target of 91.5% for next day first class delivery across all UK postcodes. But Royal Mail only managed to reach that target in 62% of UK postcodes areas last year.
However, things aren’t THAT bad. They did manage to deliver 98.5% of second class post within three days! And sometimes they delivered parcels on time, sometimes they didn’t - what do you want? BLOOD?
Ofcom is coming down tough on the Royal Mail, and said:
‘Ofcom is concerned about Royal Mail's failure to meet certain service targets, and has made clear to the company that it must take all necessary steps to meet these in future.'