Royal Mail won’t deliver letters and parcels for four days over Christmas

Children could have to wait four days for their Christmas presents this year after it emerged that Royal Mail is set to be allowed to skip deliveries on Boxing Day.

The UK’s national postal service has asked for permission to skip deliveries on Saturday December 26 because it says so little post and mail is still in the system after the pre-Christmas rush.

The news will mean that any Christmas presents ordered late over the internet and not delivered by December 24th will not be delivered until Tuesday December 29th.

This is because Royal Mail – which was privatised by the Government last year – is also not delivering on Monday December 28, which is designated a Bank Holiday. It will also mean that postmen and women will have to wait until the following Tuesday to collect their traditional Christmas “boxes” from homeowners.

Read more: Royal Mail won’t deliver letters and parcels for four days over Christmas – Telegraph