BRITAIN'S national postal service faces getting privatised by Westminster, a move Scotland is currently powerless to prevent.
THIS is unlikely to be a red letter year for the Royal Mail.
The post could be privatised before 2013 is out – if the Tories get their way. Scots are already charged extra for shopping online by other delivery companies. Without the Royal Mail safety net that will get worse.
A Citizens Advice Scotland investigation found one million Scots get surcharged for deliveries – with markups of 500 per cent common.