Jersey Post to reduce mail services to five days a week

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Image caption Jersey Post will reduce its postal service down to five days a week from April

Jersey Post will cut its service to five days a week from April.

The Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) has agreed that collections and deliveries of mail can be cut from six days a week.

The JCRA said it had taken the decision as the amount of mail being sent had declined.

It said mail volumes were estimated to have declined by 4% per year since 2004 and more rapid declines were forecast. In 2009 the decrease was 14%.

The JCRA said it was because of a "combination of the growth in online services, the take-up of alternative communications technologies and the shift off-island by business customers of certain mailing services."

The licence amendment will take effect from 1 April 2011.

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