Postal Services are now regulated by Ofcom.
On 1 October, Ofcom took full responsibility for the regulation of the UK’s postal services from the previous regulator Postcomm. Ofcom is responsible for safeguarding the UK’s universal postal service which includes the requirement for Royal Mail to offer a 6 day a week, one price goes anywhere, postal service throughout the UK. You can find all Ofcom publications on post in this section.
We hold a range of events all over the country for us to meet postal users and suppliers. Please take a look and let us know if you'd like to come along More...
We want to know what you think. Changes to postal regulations have an impact on all households and businesses, so we consult you before we make amendments. More...
If you want to handle mail weighing less than 350g and costing less than £1, you must obtain a licence from Postcomm. More...
Postcomm has today published its decisions on three applications made by Royal Mail in June and July 2011 to change the company’s terms and conditions and to trial a change in its delivery practices.
On 11 July Postcomm issued a six week consultation on an application from Royal Mail for an exemption from certain parts of Condition 7 of its licence in respect of certain large packet services contracts.
Postcomm has today published its decision to modify the Postal Common Operational Procedures Agreement (PCOPA) following consultation.
Removing bulk products from the universal service and clarifying the status of other universal service products
This document addresses the core question of whether there is a need for ex ante regulation of Royal Mail beyond 2012.