On 1 October, the responsibility for the regulation of the UK’s postal services moved over from the existing regulator, Postcomm, to Ofcom. Ofcom is now responsible for safeguarding UK’s Universal Service Obligations in relation to postal services, such as Royal Mail’s obligation to offer a six day a week, one price goes anywhere, postal service throughout the UK. This change of responsibility was part of the implementation of the new regulatory framework for postal services in which the existing licensing regime was replaced with a general authorisation regime.  

Further information is available at http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/post/.