The UK Court of Appeal upholds a € 12.74 M fine imposed by the Postal Service Commission to the incumbent for breaches of its licence (Royal Mail)

1. The context Royal Mail is the provider of a universal postal service in the United Kingdom. It operates by virtue of a licence granted on 23 March 2001 and amended on 1 April 2003. Condition 8(4) of its licence requires Royal Mail to use all reasonable endeavours at all times to apply the mail protection procedures designed to minimise all forms of mail loss, damage, interference and theft. In 2004-2005 Postcomm conducted a review of Royal Mail's application of its Procedures and found that Royal Mail was in breach of Condition 8(4) of its licence, in a significant number of areas and initiated an enforcement procedure: In its February Report, Postcomm published a notice proposing a financial penalty of £11.38 million; In May 2006, after having received representations from

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Thomas Perroud, The UK Court of Appeal upholds a € 12.74 M fine imposed by the Postal Service Commission to the incumbent for breaches of its licence (Royal Mail), 5 February 2008, e-Competitions February 2008, Art. N° 15774

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