Universal service obligation of Royal Mail must be guaranteed

13th September 2013

Commenting on the announcement by Vince Cable regarding the flotation of Royal Mail, Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy and External Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce, said:   -An efficient, effective postal service is a critical part of Britain's business infrastructure.

Regardless of Royal Mail's future ownership structure, services that support British business must remain at the heart of the company's mission and obligations.   -Many public services, including the post, can be delivered well by private companies. The key to a successful flotation is to ensure that the universal service obligation, both to businesses and individuals, is guaranteed.

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