Opening up the postal market to competition has seen no
significant benefit for consumers and smaller businesses reports
the Press Association on the findings of the
government’s review. In contrast, large firms have benefited
from liberalisation noted the report. They have taken advantage
of more choice, lower prices and more assurance about the
quality of the mail service.
Online auction site QXL.co.uk will close down in two
days’ time. The Register says QXL failed to challenge
the might of eBay in the UK, but will continue its operations
in eastern Europe where it operates under several brand names.