Commenting  on the announcement  that Royal Mail workers are to hold a 24-hour strike on Friday, 29 June, Natalie Evans, Head of Policy at  the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

"Any postal strike will weaken further businesses reliance upon Royal Mail and will act as another nail in its coffin as more competition arrives." 

Recent research conducted by the BCC found many of our members are already dismayed at the service received from Royal Mail following the introduction of Pricing In Proportion. Less than 1 per cent noted any improvement to their service from Royal Mail since its implementation.  

This new postal strike will act as a further spur to small businesses to adopt e-commerce, which will mean less mail".