Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Royal Mail customers being fined for underpayment

The This Is London entertainment guide is reporting on-line that Royal Mail customers are facing a £1 fine for any items they are sent with underpaid postage this Christmas.

According to the report, "Anyone who receives a card or parcel without the correct stamps will have to visit the sorting office and pay the penalty, plus the missing postage."

To which one reader responded,"So if you do not like someone, then send them underpaid mail."

Underpayment fees were waived last year as a controversial pricing system - which took into account size and thickness of mail, as well as weight - had just been introduced.

But the crackdown has been approved this time by chief executive Adam Crozier, whose stewardship of the company saw profits slump by a third to £233 million in the last financial year.

Apparently, Mr. Crozier picked up a £469,000 bonus in addition to his £633,000 salary last year, despite continuing anger over the introduction of once-a-day deliveries and the threat of closure to thousands of post offices.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM