Have your say on the future of the postal service

GCA CEO Amanda Fergusson met with MP Munira Wilson to raise industry concerns
GCA CEO Amanda Fergusson met with MP Munira Wilson to raise industry concerns

The GCA is urging industry members to have their say on the postal service at a number of stakeholder events, as industry watchdog Ofcom calls for a national debate on the service’s future

Concern has continued to rise over the quality of Royal Mail’s service, and proposals to drop the number of letter deliveries a week.

The GCA is asking politicians and other stakeholders to make a commitment to keeping postal prices low and supporting the Royal Mail’s obligation to deliver to any address in the UK, six days a week.

Ofcom is holding stakeholder events around the country, in London on March 14, Cardiff on March 18 and Edinburgh on March 21 – all starting at 2pm –  and the GCA is urging the industry to attend, either in person or online. (Registration must be made a week before the event, so act quickly if you want to attend.) Please contact the GCA if you have trouble registering.

David Falkner, GCA Council Member lead on Royal Mail and co-owner of Cardology, will be representing the industry on the panel at the London event, while Michael Apter at Paper Tiger will attend the Edinburgh meeting on the GCA’s behalf.

Many people in the greetings industry have already expressed concern, with more than 100 letters signed and sent to MPs at Spring Fair, while the GCA took its concerns to Ofcom, including worries about the drawn-out period of review and price increases affecting consumer behaviour.

GCA CEO Amanda Fergusson commented: “It was good to talk to members at recent trade shows and understand how strongly people feel about protecting our Postal Service. A reliable, regular, affordable and national postal service is crucial for our industry and the GCA is working hard on behalf of the industry to represent members views to Ofcom as part of their review of the Postal Service. If you haven’t already, please register to join the upcoming stakeholder meetings and also submit your own response to Ofcom. We will share our response with members once it’s completed.”

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