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Royal Mail eyes PM’s £800m home Covid tests contract

The Government’s testing regime has come under pressure in recent weeks amid reports testing centres have been overwhelmed by demand. Mr Williams said: “[Moonshot] is an opportunity for Royal Mail to show what we can do after the rapid change of the postal market in 2020. “We have challenges, but …

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Royal Mail in new pensions row

Royal Mail has been accused of flouting pensions equality standards, as the embattled postal service prepares to face investors next week without a permanent chief executive. Institutional Shareholder Services, the shareholder advice group, has raised concerns about top bosses getting higher pension contributions than new postal workers on the ground. Under …

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The corporate rebrands that missed the mark

And in 2018 boss Guru Gowrappan announced that Oath would be no more; Verizon’s collective media outlets would be called the Verizon Media Group from 2019.  Google to Alphabet Google became the largest subsidiary in a new holding company called Alphabet in 2015 as part of a restructuring at the tech giant. The …

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Royal Mail does not have long to deliver real change

As the increasing dominance of passive investing demonstrates, share tipping is a mostly a mug’s game. Just ask the former Labour MP Adrian Bailey, who as chairman of the business select committee in 2014 published a scathing report on the privatisation of Royal Mail. According to Bailey and his colleagues, …

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I knew Royal Mail couldn’t deliver

The Lib Dem architect of Royal Mail’s privatisation has said he knew the “Postman Pat” business was in trouble when it was sold to hundreds of thousands of ordinary investors six years ago. Sir Vince Cable, business secretary in the coalition government, said he had been “vindicated” by the collapse …

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