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Signed, sealed and delivered this Valentine’s Day

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  • New research by Royal Mail has revealed that when it comes to sharing the love this Valentine’s Day, the traditional methods of expressing love win out with more than two thirds (67%) planning on giving a card.
  • Almost one in ten (8%) admitted that they are going to send two with a further 4% posting three cards
  • Partners and spouses are the top recipients (92%), followed by children (4%) and secret crush (3%). Parents and secret lovers (2%) share the next spot on the list coming in just before pets (1%).
  • Of those interviewed, 6% admitted they will be sending themselves a card on 14th February.  25-34 year olds are most likely to pop a card in the post with their name on (11%).
  • Make yourself feel good (64%), ensure that you receive at least one card (26%) and make someone jealous (23%) are the main reasons for a self-sent Valentine’s Day card. Nearly a fifth (19%) confessed that they were going to send themselves a card to show their parents that they had a significant other while a further 6% were doing it to show their friends that they have a significant other.

New research by Royal Mail has revealed that when it comes to sharing the love this Valentine’s Day, the traditional methods of expressing love win out with more than two thirds (67%) planning on giving a card. This compares to just 5% who said they had previously sent an emoji instead of a Valentine’s Day card.

Contrary to popular belief, men are more likely to send a card (68%) than women (65%) with 45-54 year olds (69%) feeling the most love.

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Royal Mail introduces labels to go, a self-service mobile returns solutions

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Royal Mail has announced new plans to make it easier for consumers to post and return parcels at Customer Service Points in Delivery Offices nationwide.

From April 2017, customers will be able to print off delivery and return labels at all of Royal Mail’s 1,200 Customer Service Points.

  • Royal Mail is making it easier for consumers to post or return parcels at Customer Service Points in Delivery Offices nationwide.
  • From April 2017, customers will be able to print off delivery and return labels from their mobile phones at all of Royal Mail’s 1,200 Customer Service Points.
  • With the new self-service solution, Labels to Go, customers returning items online or buying online postage will receive an email containing a unique QR code.  When scanned at a Customer Service Point,    the QR code produces a postage label which can be applied to the parcel.
  • Currently, customers returning items using the Royal Mail Returns Portal or buying postage online using Click and Drop are required to print the postage label at home.
  • Customers will benefit from the convenience of being able to print postage labels and post their parcels at the same time. This saves time and money as they do not need to have a printer at home.
  • This is part of a range of initiatives designed to make it easier for customers to send and receive parcels at a convenient time and place.

Royal Mail has announced new plans to make it easier for consumers to post and return parcels at Customer Service Points in Delivery Offices nationwide.

From April 2017, customers will be able to print off delivery and return labels at all of Royal Mail’s 1,200 Customer Service Points.

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Royal Mail to honour David Bowie with a set of 10 Special Stamps

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  • Royal Mail will issue a set of 10 Special Stamps as a tribute to one of the most influential music and cultural figures of all time
  • This is the first time Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure.
  • Six stamps will feature images of the album covers : Hunky Dory; Aladdin Sane; “Heroes”; Let’s Dance; Earthling and ★
  • Completing the set, four additional stamps will show Bowie performing live on tours across four decades: The Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1972;  The Stage Tour, 1978;The Serious Moonlight Tour, 1983; and A Reality Tour, 2004
  • Fans can pre-order the stamps from today by visiting www.royalmail.com/davidbowie
  • The stamps will be on sale from 14 March 2017 at www.royalmail.com/davidbowie and from 7,000 Post Office branches across the UK and by calling 03457 641 641

The stamps will be on sale from 14 March 2017 atwww.royalmail.com/davidbowie and from 7,000 Post Office branches across the UK and by calling 03457 641 641Royal Mail will issue a set of 10 Special Stamps as a tribute to one of the most influential music and cultural figures of all time

This is the first time Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure.

Six stamps will feature images of the album covers : Hunky Dory; Aladdin Sane; “Heroes”; Let’s Dance; Earthling and ★

Completing the set, four additional stamps will show Bowie performing live on tours across four decades: The Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1972;  The Stage Tour, 1978;The Serious Moonlight Tour, 1983; and A Reality Tour, 2004

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Royal Mail Trading update for the nine months ended 25 December 2016

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Royal Mail plc (RMG.L) today issued a trading update covering the nine months ended 25 December 2016.

Moya Greene, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Mail plc, said:

“Our postmen and women delivered a great service at Christmas, even better than last year, with 138m parcels handled in December alone. Our comprehensive planning, which started much earlier this year, enabled us to deliver this service for our customers right across the UK.

“Group revenue in the first nine months was in line with our expectations, with 9% revenue growth in GLS offsetting a 2% decline in UKPIL revenue. UK parcel revenue was up 3% with volumes up 2%. Total letter revenue was down 5% with addressed letter volumes, excluding elections, declining by 6%.

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Flats are fast becoming home of choice, according to new research

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  • New research, commissioned by Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit (AMU), has found that flats are fast becoming the property of choice as consumers embrace single-storey living
  • The report¹ – which has been released today – reveals that flats now make up nearly a quarter (23%) of all housing in the UK. The number of flats has increased 4.2% over the last four years, compared to total growth of 2.5% for all UK housing in the same period.
  • Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit says that the number of flats, known as multiple residencies, added to the Postcode Address File (PAF) surged by 18% from April to December in 2016 compared to the same period in 2015
  • The total number of multiple residencies added to PAF between July 2016 and December 2016 was 33,220
  • London has the highest share (54%) and highest total number of flats (1.89 million) followed by Scotland (38% share and 971,678 total) and the South East (22% share and 824,290 total)
  • Northern Ireland has the lowest share and number of flats with multiple residencies accounting for just a tenth (11%) – the equivalent of 82,540 properties
  • Kensington and Chelsea is home to the most expensive multiple residencies in the country. The average price tag of a flat there is £1.16 million, more than 26 times the price of the lowest average price which is in Blaenau Gwent in South Wales

New research, commissioned by Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit (AMU), has found that flats are fast becoming the property of choice for consumers as they embrace single-storey living.

The new report¹ – which was released today – reveals that flats now make up nearly a quarter (23%) of all housing in the UK. The number of flats has increased 4.2% over the last four years, compared to total growth of 2.5% for all UK housing in the same period.

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Royal Mail begins consultation with active members of Royal Mail Pension Plan as part of 2018 Pension Review with trade unions

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Royal Mail has for some time been reviewing the future of its pension plan with its unions, CWU and Unite/CMA, as part of the 2018 Pension Review. As part of this review, Royal Mail has today launched a consultation involving the approximately 90,000 members of its Defined Benefit pension plan, the Royal Mail Pension Plan (‘the Plan’).

We know how important pension benefits are to our colleagues. We are very sorry we had to write to Plan members in June 2016, as part of the 2018 Pension Review, to say that we believe the current Plan will soon not be affordable. We are committed to not making any changes before April 2018, subject to certain conditions we told colleagues about in 2013.

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Royal Mail reveals its Special Stamp programme for 2017

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  • Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme commemorates anniversaries and celebrates events relevant to UK heritage and life
  • Windsor Castle, the world’s oldest and largest occupied castle and an official residence of HM The Queen, will be celebrated with a set of 10 stamps launched in February
  • The 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Desert ‘Dessie’ Orchid is included in Racehorse Legends. The stamp set features original artwork of eight champion horses achieving their greatest wins on UK race courses over six decades
  • The Wren, the most common UK breeding bird, is included in the  Songbirds issue – featuring 10 beautiful birds that herald spring and summer

Royal Mail’s 2017 Special Stamp programme is set to showcase the “Best of British” in a range of subjects from some of the greatest racehorses from the past six decades to beautiful birds that herald spring and summer in the UK.

Windsor Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in world and an official residence of HM The Queen, is celebrated with iconic views of both the interior and exterior of the castle. Featured in the set is an image of the world-famous Round Tower that has dominated the Berkshire skyline for over 800 years.

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