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Royal Mail has delayed plans to print 'Delivered by Royal Mail' marks on mail items distributed by the company. It made the decision after the Direct Marketing Association made a formal complaint to Postcom.

Last updated
27th July 2011

A proposal to allow Royal Mail and other postal operators to intercept scam mail has failed to complete its passage through Parliament.

Last updated
1st June 2012

Royal Mail has announced it will start printing 'Delivered by Royal Mail' marks on all machinable mail items from September this year. The Direct Marketing Association is alarmed and concerned.

Last updated
22nd July 2011

In a statement ahead of a BBC Panorama programme about junk mail and postal scams Royal Mail has said it does not recognise the term 'junk mail'. The company also said that it does all it can to root out scam mail.

Last updated
4th July 2011

Royal Mail is seeking a five-fold increase in the amount of unaddressed mail it delivers, according to the Daily Mail. The figure, which the Mail claims comes from a well-placed insider, is unrealistic, and almost certainly false.

Last updated
11th June 2011

The Metropolitan Police has intercepted a bulk delivery of scam mail. Royal Mail and Spring Global Mail, who have in the past been criticised for facilitating scams, helped with operation.

Last updated
1st June 2012

A Private Members' Bill aimed at giving postal operators the power to intercept scam mail has passed its first reading. Due to lack of parliamentary time the Consumer Protection (Postal Marketing) Bill stands little change of becoming law.

Last updated
1st June 2012

Postcomm has said it is "minded to accept Royal Mail's request for additional revenues". If approved, mail houses may face price increases of up to 12 per cent from April 2011.

Last updated
14th May 2011

Royal Mail has asked Postcomm's permission to increase its charges for delivering bulk mail by up to seven per cent above inflation. The company is currently making a loss on mail distributed on behalf of its competitors.

Last updated
14th May 2011

Charities are often charged multiple times for returned Freepost envelopes. The claim has been made by a charity called, appropriately, 'Through the Roof'.

Last updated
23rd September 2011

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