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  Royal Mail: Services
Extensive was approached by Royal Mail to restore the floor to as near original condition as possible.
The large majority of Royal Mail's business mail service is for PPI or franked mail, where the sender prints their own 'stamp'.
Royal Mail’s business plan will result in 40,000 job losses, attacks on pension arrangements, closures of mail centres and delivery offices and a reduction in pay for postal workers to ‘the market rate’.
www.lycos.com /info/royal-mail--services.html   (323 words)

  Royal Mail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Royal Mail is the national postal service of the United Kingdom.
The Royal Mail service was first made available to the public by Charles I in 1635, with postage being paid by the recipient, and the General Post Office (GPO) was officially established by Charles II in 1660.
In 1840 the mail underwent substantial reforms and the uniform penny postage was introduced.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Mail   (1128 words)

 Wired News: UK's Royal Mail Does E-Commerce
The Royal Mail is seeking to reinvent itself in line with the anticipated general deregulation of postal services in Europe by 2002.
The Royal Mail's move comes during a time when the legal framework for electronic commerce in Britain is still being finalized. For example, the legal liability of providers of authentication services could make the Royal Mail's move a risky one.
The organization itself seems confident, in part because the Royal Mail is still owned by the government and comes under the aegis of the Department of Trade and Industry -- the very organization that's behind the electronic commerce proposals.
www.wired.com /news/politics/0,1283,18508,00.html   (661 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Royal Mail 'loses 14.4m letters'
A spokesman for Royal Mail said they had "substantially cut" the number of items mis-delivered, delayed or lost.
The Royal Mail spokesman said: "We have been working hard to improve our services and have substantially cut the amount of mail that is mis-delivered, lost or delayed."
Royal Mail has faced attacks over pricing policy, single deliveries and the conduct of some staff in the past fortnight.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/3681547.stm   (677 words)

Royal Mail is to appeal against a £11.4m fine imposed over the amount of post being lost, damaged or stolen.
Royal Mail said the level of lost mail had halved over the last three years, while stolen mail accounted for just 0.001% of the 22 billion items handled every year.
Royal Mail was fined £7.5m in 2003 - the largest fine levied to date - after it was found to have missed performance standards for delivering business mail.
www.solarnavigator.net /royal_mail_post_office.htm   (697 words)

 Royal Mail - Postcomm
The licence sets out in detail Royal Mail's obligation to provide a universal postal service across the United Kingdom, as well as the service standards it is expected to meet.
Royal Mail must comply with the mail integrity code and the common operational procedures code.
Royal Mail agreed to revision of its licence on 25 May 2006 (pdf, 346KB).  The changes to its licence bring into force a new price and quality of service control.
www.psc.gov.uk /postal-licences-and-operators/licensed-postal-operators/royal-mail.html   (211 words)

 The Monarchy Today > Ceremony and symbol > Symbols > Stamps
In Elizabeth I's day, those carrying the Royal mail were to 'blow their horn as oft as they met company, or four times every mile'.
Although public use of the Royal posts increased, the running of the mail continued to centre round the post requirements of the Sovereign's Court.
A miniature silhouette of the monarch's head is depicted on all stamps; the personal cyphers of The Queen and her predecessors (going back to Victoria) appear on most letterboxes; and the main postal delivery service is known as the Royal Mail.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/page5013.asp   (476 words)

 Royal Mail workers plan June 29 strike | Business | Reuters
Royal Mail said the strike would add to the challenges it faces but it would continue to try and resolve the situation.
Royal Mail said it had to modernise to prevent the business from failing and that the only way it could improve pay, protect pensions and deliver customer service was by modernising.
Royal Mail is fighting private competition from Business Post, Dutch mail company TNT NV and others after losing its 350-year monopoly on postal services last year.
uk.reuters.com /article/businessNews/idUKL219833920070621?feedType=RSS   (343 words)

 Newsvine - royal-mail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Royal Mail is saluting the Beatles in January by releasing six commemorative stamps illustrated with memorable album covers.
Royal Mail launches downloadable e-stamps today - but the headline in the Daily Mail doesn't seem to see that as important: The Queen's head has been banished from a new hi-tech version of the stamp that is launched today by the Royal Mail.
Linked to this story here, The royal mail is set to appeal against the £11.4 million fine levied against them due tot he amount of post being lost, damaged or stolen.
www.newsvine.com /royal-mail   (184 words)

 Royal Enfield - India - Royal Mail
Royal Mail selects a theme every year to launch a special Stamp Calendar and this year the theme is British Motorcycles.
Royal Mails celebration of the UK motorcycle industry is illustrated with a wide range of manufacturers, and the machine on each stamp represents a major leap forward in design at the time.
The Royal Enfield 1914 model which was a small engined motor bicycle has been showcased on a 68p stamp.
www.royalenfield.com /app/IN/royalmail.asp   (164 words)

 Competition could soften Britons' hatred for Royal Mail - The Boston Globe
Bashing Royal Mail has become something of a sport in Britain, with such websites as Hellmail.co.uk springing up to organize the resentment.
In June, Royal Mail was fined $18.3 million for failing to adequately protect the mail in its care.
Royal Mail said it is improving: In 2004, it failed to meet all 15 of the targets the postal regulator set; this year, it expects to meet all of them.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2006/08/27/competition_could_soften_britons_hatred_for_royal_mail   (911 words)

 CNN.com - Strike paralyzes UK postal system - Nov. 1, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Uniformed Royal Mail managers sealed off mail boxes as sorters, huddling in winter coats and with their hands in their pockets, stood quietly nearby discouraging would-be strikebreakers from working on Saturday.
Dave Murton, who's worked for the Royal Mail for 24 years and was protesting outside the center, said he hopes negotiators will resolve their differences quickly.
Royal Mail said it was considering taking legal action against the union, which it accuses of encouraging workers to walk off the job.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/11/01/britain.postal.ap/index.html   (743 words)

 Halfbakery: Royal E-Mail
The problem they face is that email is so very convenient for the sender, who can now send electronic mail without leaving the comfort of their own home.
Royal Mail have been doing this as a business to business solution since the mid 90s.
Many of the bills and bank statements mailed in the UK are printed by the Royal Mail.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Royal_20E-Mail   (490 words)

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Under the deal, Royal Mail workers are likely to be issued with "phantom shares" which will track the value of the business and allow staff to share in its value.
Royal Mail had wanted the Government to agree to give a fifth of its shares to its employees.
Royal Mail said it was still speaking to its only shareholder - the Government - about the share scheme.
www.telegraph.co.uk /money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/01/15/cnpost15.xml   (588 words)

 Royal Mail Hotel Meekatharra Index Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Over the years the Royal Mail has played host to many a decadent person such as Sir Newton Moore, who stayed here during the opening of the railway in 1910 and later celebrated with a banquet at the Royal Mail Hotel.
In 1998 the Royal Mail underwent an extensive refurbishment, it still has the original bar floor in which a glass window was placed to show the old cellar, where the kegs were rolled down by the cellarmen to keep them cool.
The Royal Mail provides compound parking for guest vehicles, this area is locked each evening and personal access keys are provided.
www.royalmailhotel.com.au   (384 words)

 Royal Mail seeks fair play
Decreasing mail volumes and growing competition are placing “massive pressures” on the British postal service’s ability to continue delivering a one-price-goes-anywhere service for every customer.
But Postcomm said last week that Royal Mail is using an attack on the regulatory structure as a smokescreen for its own lack of progress in tackling its high labour costs.
“Competition has taken less volume away from Royal Mail than was predicted a year ago and, on 95 percent of the volume they have lost, they retain more than 70 per cent of the revenue to cover their costs of delivering over the final mile,” Mr.
www.dmnews.com /cms/dm-news/direct-mail/40276.html   (762 words)

 The Difference Magazine: Royal Mail's Third Class Service
Royal Mail may no longer enjoy the statutory monopoly it held for 350 years, but its grip on residential customers still amounts to a quasi-monopoly.
Increasingly unimpressed at how difficult Royal Mail is making this, my wife happens to be going across town a couple of days later, so I have her stop by the post office and bring me home a couple of complaint forms.
As for Royal Mail's strike today, I can only imagine that the brand will be further damaged, though warnings that "Most big post offices are going to provide a very, very tiny service if at all" would seem no different than any usual day when they do work.
thedifferencemagazine.blogspot.com /2007/06/royal-mails-third-class-service.html   (1440 words)

 The British Royal Mint | USA : distributor of collector coins & coin-gifts
Throughout, "Royal Mint" refers to the Royal Mint, the Government Mint of the United Kingdom.
Royal Mint considers the responsible use of personal information to be a critical element in enabling the Internet to reach its potential as a serious tool for personal and professional activities.
Royal Mint will also seek to take appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us, including using appropriate technology for credit card data used in electronic commerce transactions.
www.royalmintusa.com /privacy   (858 words)

 Royal Mail
Royal Mail, the Royal Mail cruciform, Parcelforce Worldwide and the Post Office symbol are registered trade marks of Royal Mail Group plc in the United Kingdom and other countries.
Letter boxes are the most ubiquitous icon of the Royal Mail service and also reflect the Monarchy throughout the ages....
Mail by Road looks at just some of the trucks and vans which form part of the fleet of transportation and delivery vehicles.
lightstraw.co.uk /gpo/royalmail/index.html   (664 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Royal Mail wants London surcharge
Royal Mail stressed that, if approved, the change would have no impact on letters sent with stamps by individuals or firms.
Postcomm is this week expected to publish a consultation paper on the proposal and other requests made by Royal Mail, with a period of about three months for people to respond.
Last month, Royal Mail said it was losing six pence on each delivery, and that it hoped more flexibility in pricing on business customers would allow it to plug this gap.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/business/6516055.stm   (505 words)

 Royal Mail posts RFID tags to monitor deliveries - vnunet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Royal Mail is using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to monitor the flow of post, to identify problem areas and improve delivery services.
Royal Mail IS director Dominic Wilson says selected envelopes are seeded with an RFID tag and put into the system, and scanned by a reader when they reach their destinations to record the exact arrival time.
‘Royal Mail is taking a smart approach: the use of semi-active tags provides better read rates than passive signals transmitted from a reader,’ he said.
www.vnunet.com /computing/news/2161216/royal-mail-posts-rfid-tags   (617 words)

 SAS | Success Story: Royal Mail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Royal Mail is the UK's leading postal services provider, delivering around 82 million items of mail to 27 million addresses each day.
Tabor describes Royal Mail's development over a long period prior to this as "comfortable and successful." "In the 90s, we regularly clocked up profits of several hundred million pounds.
Royal Mail Group plc is a public limited company wholly owned by the UK government, with more than 220,000 employees and annual turnover of £8.3 billion (€12 billion, US$15.3 billion).
www.sas.com /offices/africa/southafrica/success/royalmail.html   (1306 words)

 Royal Mail Ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Royal Mail Ship (sometimes Steam-ship, Steamer), usually seen in its abbreviated form RMS, is the ship prefix used for seagoing vessels that carry mail under contract to the British Royal Mail.
Having the title RMS was seen as a mark of quality and a competitive advantage, because the mail had to be on time.
Helena in the South Atlantic, and RMS Queen Mary 2.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Mail_Ship   (359 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Opinion - Columnists - How we can make Royal Mail deliver
For "intra" mail (posted and delivered within the EH postcode area) Royal Mail’s figures are much better, with 93.9 per cent being received the next working day after posting.
In the EH postcode area for this service Royal Mail produced a much better performance and exceeded the minimum target of 98.5 per cent reaching its destination within three working days; 99.3 per cent was achieved between April and June.
Royal Mail does not seek to fail and therefore continuously examines the statistics on the types of complaints that arise from its services.
news.scotsman.com /columnists.cfm?id=1043082004   (1278 words)

 Royal Mail Line / Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company received the mail contract for the West Indies and commenced operating in 1841.
Royal Mail Steam Packet Company went into liquidation, Royal Mail Lines Limited was formed and took over the assets of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, the Nelson Line and David MacIver & Company.
The Royal Mail Line was taken over in 1965 by Furness, Withy & Company and ships often interchanged between the Royal Mail Line, Furness and Shaw Savill & Albion Lines fleets.
www.theshipslist.com /ships/lines/royalmail.html   (3109 words)

 BemroseBooth - Secure Mail Intelligence: Royal Mail reports record Christmas performance
Royal Mail today announced a record Christmas trading performance, with an £80 million increase in sales in the four weeks to December 25th — one of the best performances announced to date by a large UK company over this Christmas trading period.
Royal Mail’s letters business recorded an 8% growth in revenue — some £46 million higher than a year ago, helped by a record Christmas mail bag containing over 100 million more letters and cards than in 2003, and a surge in e-tailing/home shopping in which Royal Mail played a major part.
While Royal Mail’s chairman, Allan Leighton, said that preliminary figures were also indicating that quality of service to customers during the Christmas period was among the best levels in at least a decade, Crozier cautioned: “Royal Mail must perform even better as we go forward.
www.bemrosebooth.com /intelligence/secure_mail_news_articles/2217/Royal_Mail_reports_record_Christmas_performance.html   (421 words)

 Royal Mail may slap 2p on stamps | This is Money
Royal Mail says it wants to cut the £247m losses incurred on personal letters, greetings cards and other stamped mail.
Royal Mail says that stamp prices in the UK are among the lowest in Europe.
Royal Mail said the price changes would mean that the overall cost of the full range of its products would fall.
www.thisismoney.co.uk /news/article.html?in_article_id=395111&in_page_id=2   (597 words)

 BBC - Consumer - TV and radio - Royal Mail
He wrote to Royal Mail asking the firm investigate what had happened to the passport, and compensate him for his costs in replacing it.
But Royal Mail didn't inform Fleming any investigation would take place - and to make it worse, it would only pay him a maximum of £32, stating that was the maximum compensation the recorded signed for service allowed.
He told us Royal Mail has investigated all the cases we featured on the programme and will be taking appropriate action.
www.bbc.co.uk /consumer/tv_and_radio/watchdog/reports/services/services_20070314_2.shtml   (433 words)

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