Consultation on deliveries and collections in Scotland when 2 January falls on a Saturday
Ofcom has today published a consultation proposing to exempt Royal Mail from deliveries and collections on 2 January in Scotland, when this date falls on a Saturday.
Royal Mail is required to provide a universal postal service, including delivery and collection of letters, six days per week, Monday to Saturday. This obligation does not apply on public holidays.
The 2 January is a public holiday in Scotland. However, when this date falls on a Saturday, the following Monday is usually designated as the official public holiday.
So, in these instances, Royal Mail has asked to deliver and collect letters on the substituted bank holiday Monday instead of the Saturday. We are proposing to grant this exception. Today’s consultation closes on 2 November, and we intend to publish our decision as soon as possible after this.