Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Leighton: back to basics

Allan Leighton, boss of the Royal Mail, was questioned on BBC2's Working Lunch today about the continuing closure of post offices. Sidestepping the issue of the government taking away official transactions and thereby destroying local businesses (an instance of which had just been shown) , he expressed optimism that the post office network was about the right size to be viable after the latest round of cuts. He drew attention to the revival of support for the Post Office Card Account. "Good old basic banking is back," he said, "and the Post Office is in a good position to deliver that."

Let's hope that the government has taken the message on board.

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