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Postal Strikes, Customers & Self-Assessment

Business Link has published guidance to help small firms overcome problems caused by the recent postal strikes. The guidance includes tips for getting your self-assesment tax returns to HMRC by the 31st October and for businesses that need to use Royal Mail during the strike to ensure minimal disruption to their operations, as well as containing links to other useful information. National postal strikes were announced by the Communication Workers Union after their terms for employees’ pay, working conditions and the modernisation of the postal service were rejected by Royal Mail. The first two national strikes took place on 22nd and 23rd October and more strikes may follow if an agreement is not reached. Business Link’s tips include: Contact customers to let them know that good... »

Postal Strikes will Lose Small Firms Customers

Postal Strikes will Lose Small Firms Customers

Postal workers must reach a rapid agreement with Royal Mail to end strike action across the UK, as the strikes may cause small firms to lose customers, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned. Thousands of postal workers have gone on strike across the UK, after disagreements over the modernisation of the postal service, including job cuts and a reduction in services. FSB spokeswoman, Prue Watson, warned that the strikes could cause lasting damage to small businesses, many of which rely on Royal Mail’s postal services to deliver supplies and invoice customers. “Small firms are at risk of losing customers due to the postal strikes, because they won’t be able to deliver what their customers need in time,” she said. “In addition, as cashflow and late p... »

More Postal Disruption Ahead

Small Business News – 10th October 2007 Now that postal workers are returning to work after their two 48 hour strikes, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and the Royal Mail have so far failed to break the deadlock on an agreement over pay & conditions. As the postal system slowly deals with the backlog of mail that has built up over 4 days of striking, it seems that there will be further disruption to postal services before the service has the chance to resume normallity. The latest round of strikes are proposing to see different departments walk out with only 24 hours of industrial action each in order to stagger the disruption. The following dates of industrial action are planned, with the starting times of the 24 hour strike periods: 15 October, 18:00 BST Mail sorting offic... »

More Postal Strikes Planned

The Communication Workers Union announced yesterday that there will be further strike action… »

Postage from your desktop with Royal Mail SmartStamp®

You can now print postage straight onto envelopes or labels from your PC, using your existing printer. Royal Mail’s SmartStamp™ software is easy to use and it not only saves you time, trouble and money but can also enhance your company’s image, through the smart appearance of your mail Bring the mailroom to you Why be tied down by standard office opening hours, when you can buy your office postage online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SmartStamp™ enables you to prepare all your mail from the comfort of your desk, in a fraction of the normal time. At the touch of a button, you can print large batches of stamped addressed envelopes using mail merge Stay in control of your budget As every postage is recorded in your account, its easy to keep track of how much your comp... »