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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:27:18
Thanksgiving Holiday in the USA

Our US based printing station is currently closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. It will be closed on the 23rd and 24th of November. During this time we will still pass mail to the US as usual but there will be delays to the service until is restarts as usual on Monday the 27th of November.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:58:57
Last Christmas Posting Dates for HM Forces Mail


If you have mail to send to anyone serving in HM forces you might want to think about posting it soon. The last recommended Christmas posting dates are fast approaching.

Latest Recommended Date


Monday 27 November

HM Forces Mail (Operational BFPOs)

Saturday 2 December

Africa and the Middle East

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:56:33
Recommended Christmas Posting Dates for UK Mail

The following gives the last recommended Christmas posting dates for UK mail. Mail sent after these days will still be posted but might not arrive in time for Christmas.

Tuesday 19 December
Royal Mail 48®
2nd class post

Wednesday 20 December
Royal Mail Tracked 48®
Royal Mail 24®
1st class post

Thursday 21 December
Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®
Royal Mail Tracked 24®

Friday 22 December
Royal Mail Special Delivery
Saturday Guaranteed®

There are no Royal Mail deliveries on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day which are public holidays in the UK.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:50:35
Recommended Christmas Posting Dates for International Mail

The following gives the last recommended posting dates for international mail sent from the UK. Mail sent after these dates will still be sent as normal but may not arrive before Christmas.

International Standard and all International Tracking and Signature services
Saturday 2 December

Africa, Middle East

Wednesday 6 December
Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday 7 December
Caribbean, Central and South America

Saturday 9 December
Australia, Greece, New Zealand

Wednesday 13 December
Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland

Thursday 14 December
Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA

Friday 15 December
Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Saturday 16 December
Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:51:26
Injunction granted - there is no planned industrial action

There is currently no Royal Mail strike planned after the High Court granted an injunction. Full details on the Royal Mail website.