Royal Mail warns customers of delays due to ‘high levels of absence’ – 34 postcodes hit

Royal Mail regularly shares service updates with its customers to let them know if there are delays around the country. The latest postal delays are likely to hit 34 postcodes around the UK.

Full list of affected postcodes:

– Bath (BA1, BA2)

– Blackpool (FY1, FY2, FY3, FY4, FY5, FY6)

– Bristol North (BS6, BS7)

– Bristol South East (BS4, BS14)

– Chorley (PR6)

– Enfield (EN1, EN2, EN3)

– Ferndown (BH22)

– Kingswood (BS15, BS30)

– Middleton (M24)

– Newton Abbot (TQ12, TQ13)

– Plympton (PL7)

– Rochdale (OL11, OL12, OL13, OL14, OL15, OL16)

– Southport (PR8)

– Worthing DO (BN11, BN12, BN13, BN14)

The company is also thought to be scrapping its signed-for parcels and Saturday letters in a bid to cut costs.

Royal Mail, which was fully privatised in 2015, is required to deliver letters for a fixed price, six days per week.

However, with fewer people sending letters, bosses are thought to be looking at plans to scrap tracked and signed-for packages because they come at a cost.

It is also said that the proposed service may focus more on the delivery of parcels, to compete with the likes of Amazon, Hermes and DPD.

The demand for parcels has rocketed throughout the pandemic with more people shopping online than ever.

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