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Legal framework

Postcomm is a statutory body created by the Postal Services Act 2000. The  Act itself gives effect to the 1997 Postal Services Directive (as amended) and our work flows out of the requirements set out in both pieces of legislation.

One of our key functions is to licence postal operators. More information on this aspect of our work is in the postal licences and operators section of our site, including details of licence enforcement actions.These are the actions we take to enforce licence requirements that postal operators are not meeting.

Each year we produce a series of annual reports and plans setting out details of our work and the progress of policy, including any changes in postal legislation.