Royal Mail

Author by : Martin J. Daunton
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : The history of the post office involves many of the most significant themes in the social, economic and political history of Britain. Daunton traces the development of the post office as an institution and as a business in the 19th and 20th centuries and places the debates surrounding its history, performances and failings in a longer historical perspective and in the broader context of British national history.


Masters Of The Post

Author by : Duncan Campbell-Smith
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Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : The origins of the Post Office go back to the early years of the Tudor monarchy: Brian Tuke, a former King's Bailiff in Sandwich, was acknowledged as the first 'Master of the Posts' by Cardinal Wolsey in 1512, and went on to build up a network of 'postmasters' across England for Henry VIII. Over the following five hundred years the Royal Mail expanded to an unimaginable degree to become the largest employer in the country, and the face of the British state for most people in their everyday lives. But it also faced the demands of an increasingly commercial marketplace. With the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979, the possibility of privatising the Royal Mail has prompted passionate arguments - and has added immeasurably to the difficulties of running it. In charting the whole of this extraordinary story, Duncan Campbell-Smith recounts a series of remarkable tales, including how postal engineers built the first programmable computer for the wartime code-breakers of Bletchley Park and how the Royal Mail managed to successfully continue delivering post to the front lines during two world wars, but also how they failed to avert the Great Train Robbery of 1963. He brings to life many of the dominant personalities in the Royal Mail's history - from Rowland Hill, who imposed a uniform penny post and set the great Victorian expansion on its way, to Tony Benn who championed the modernisation of the service in the 1960s and Tom Jackson who led the postal workers' biggest union through fifteen frequently stormy years up to 1982. This is the first complete history of the Royal Mail up to the present day, based on its comprehensive archives, and including the first detailed account of the past half-century of Britain's postal history, made possible by privileged access to confidential records. Today's debate over the future of the Royal Mail is shown to be just the ;atest chapter in a centuries-old conflict between its roles raising revenue and serving the public. Will its employees remain, like Brian Tuke's postmasters, servants of the Crown? This book could hardly appear at a more timely moment.


Royal Mail Group

Author by : Great Britain. Parliament House of Commons. Trade and Industry Committee
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Stationery Office
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Description : Royal Mail Group : Ninth report of session 2005-06, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence


Royal Mail After Liberalisation

Author by : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Trade and Industry Committee
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Stationery Office
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Description : The Postal Services Commission (Postcomm), the national regulatory authority, began to introduce competition to the UK postal services market in 2003, with new licensed operators able to provide 'end-to-end' services and offer 'consolidation services', and Postcomm is to end Royal Mail's monopoly by fully liberalising the market from January 2006. The Committee's report examines the impact of liberalisation of the postal service market on the quality of postal services; the thinking behind Postcomm's decision to open up the UK market before the rest of Europe; how Postcomm's proposals for the future of postage prices in the UK would impact on the ability of Royal Mail to compete in the open market; and the continuance of Royal Mail's universal service obligation.


Saving The Royal Mail S Universal Postal Service In The Digital Age

Author by : Richard Hooper
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Stationery Office
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Description : The Coalition Government asked Richard Hooper to update the 2008 report "Modernise or decline: policies to maintain the universal postal service in the United Kingdom" (Cm. 7529, 2008, ISBN 9780101752923). He finds the universal postal service still under serious threat, with most of the original causes for concern having got worse: the market and Royal Mail's market share continue to decline; the company has still not modernised sufficiently; the accounting pension deficit has grown from £2.9bn to £8.0bn; the current regulatory regime is not fit for purpose. The 2008 recommendation that private sector capital is required by Royal Mail is reiterated, for several reasons. The company is unlikely to generate sufficient cash to finance the modernisation required. Private sector capital will inject private sector disciplines and reduce the risk of political intervention in commercial decisions. And the state of the public finances means that Royal Mail will find it harder to compete for Government capital against other public spending priorities. But private capital will not be attracted without action on the pension deficit and the regulatory regime. The historic pension deficit should be taken over by the public purse. A new regulatory framework must be created that increases certainly for investors in the postal services sector in general and in Royal Mail in particular. Postcomm has recently consulted on a new framework, and this should be built upon. This update sets out the high level principles that should guide regulation, ensuring the overall burden is reduced.


The Bristol Royal Mail

Author by : R.C. Tombs
Languange : en
Publisher by : BoD – Books on Demand
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Description : Reproduction of the original: The Bristol Royal Mail by R.C. Tombs


The Royal Mail

Author by : James Wilson Hyde
Languange : en
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Description : The Royal Mail - Its Curiosities and Romance is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1885. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.


A Manual For The Environmental Educator Monarch Butterfly Royal Mail Mexico 1999

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Ravenscrag

Author by : Thomas E. Appleton
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Description : As a mother, wife, employer and editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, Isabel Dalhousie is aware that to be human is to be responsible. So when a neighbour brings her a new and potentially dangerous puzzle to solve, once again Isabel feels she has no option but to shoulder the burden. A masterpiece painting has been stolen from Duncan Munrowe, old-fashioned philanthropist, father to two discontented children, and a very wealthy man. As Isabel enters into negotiations with the shadowy figures who are in search of a ransom, a case where heroes and villains should be clearly defined turns murky: the list of those who desire the painting - or the money - lengthens, and hasty judgement must be avoided at all cost. Morals, it turns out, are like Scottish clouds: complex, changeable and tricky to get a firm grip on; they require a sharp observational eye, a philosophical mindset, and the habit of kindness. Fortunately for those around her, Isabel Dalhousie is in possession of all three.


Royal Mail

Author by : Thomas Alexander Bushell
Languange : en
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