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In the 20th century, the Post Office was the controlling organisation with responsibility for delivering the mail and serving the public over the counter. In the 21st century, Royal Mail Group was privatised although the counter's business (Post Office Ltd) continues to be owned by the Government.
Royal Mail Organisation
Up to 2013 the Royal Mail Group comprised predominantly of the letter delivery network (Royal Mail), a parcel delivery network (Parcel Force Worldwide) and the counter service network (Post Office).
Post Office Ltd
On 1st April 2012, Post Office Limited was demerged from Royal Mail Group, now reporting directly to the Government. [See more history]
On 15th October 2013 Royal Mail was floated on the Stock Market, though the Government initially retained a 30% stake via the Postal Services Holdings Company plc. The Government's remaining shares were sold on 12th October 2015, making the Royal Mail entirely in private ownership.
The current businesses can be found at | www.royalmail.com | www.parcelforce.com | https://gls-group.eu/ |
[Royal Mail, the Royal Mail cruciform and Parcelforce Worldwide are registered trade marks of Royal Mail Group plc in the United Kingdom and other countries. The Post Office symbol is a trade mark of Post Office Ltd.]
Stamps and First Day Covers
First Day Covers
From the 21st August 2006 the pricing for letters and packets changed to include size, weight and thickness. This lead to the introduction of two new stamps, '1st class Large' and 2nd class Large' for oversized letters.
Mail by Rail
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