Death by thousand cuts.We are now only 17 months away from the end of Government subsidy for the Post Office network. No decision has been made on the future of the subsidy or, it appears, the Post Office network itself.
Millions in rural Britain rely on their Post Office not just for stamps or fishing licences but for social interaction within the heart of their community.
In no other circumstance would an industry's future get so close to the wire without firm plans and it is clear from the four million strong petition recently handed to Downing Street Downing Street, Westminster, London, England. On the street are the British Foreign Office and, at No. 10, the residence of the first lord of the Treasury, who is usually (although not necessarily) the prime minister of Great Britain. that this issue is of vital importance to many. Services such as the TV licence TV licence n → licencia que se paga por el uso del televisor, destinada a financiar la BBC and the Post Office Card Account have been taken away one by one, leaving Post Offices to suffer death by a thousands cuts.
The clock is ticking and a long overdue plan for the future is needed.
SIMON Simon, in the Bible.
1 One of the Maccabees.
2 or Simon Peter: see Peter, Saint.
3 See Simon, Saint.
4 Kinsman of Jesus.
5 Leper of Bethany in whose house a woman anointed Jesus' feet. HART, Chief Executive, Countryside Alliance, London