Royal Mail privatisation: How postal service sell-offs have fared across Europe

The Netherlands was the first country to sell off its state-owned system but it has led to the closure of around 90% of post offices

People in Holland have to wait for four different companies to deliver post after the country privatised its mail services.

Four competing firms handle the mail so homes and businesses get letters and parcels from men and women in orange uniforms from PostNL, run by multinational company TNT, blue postmen from Sandd, a private firm, yellow staff from Selekt, owned by DHL, and the half-orange postmen of Netwerk VSP, also TNT-run.

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