No Royal Mail deliveries from Friday December 25 until Tuesday 29th following Ofcom ruling: Industry comment.

It has been confirmed by the postal industry regulator, Ofcom, that Royal Mail won't have to deliver on Saturday 26 December, Boxing Day, even though it's not officially a bank holiday (the bank holiday is the following Monday). That means there will be no Royal Mail post and parcel deliveries from Friday 25th December right through until the following Tuesday 29th. This ruling will also apply to every future Boxing Day that falls on a Saturday.

David Jinks MILT, Head of Public Relations at courier price comparison site ParcelHero says: ‘It’s perhaps a little surprising that the newly privatised Royal Mail has asked for a four-day Christmas break. It was privatised by the Government last year and might have been expected to adopt a more consumer-focussed approach. People sending presents and businesses mailing important documents by Royal Mail will need to ensure they send items in good time to avoid a delay of four days, or seek alternatives. ’


For more information please contact David Jinks, Head of PR, on or by phone on 0208 7584962 (07772 055748 out of office hours)

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