Our socio-economic impact in the UK

Royal Mail seeks to be an integral, valued and trusted part of every community that our service reaches. Our main contribution to communities is our social and economic impact. 

As a major employer and purchaser of goods and services, our economic impact is significant. The Centre for Economics and Business Research Ltd (Cebr) carried out a complete economic impact assessment of Royal Mail. Cebr found that in 2017–18, Royal Mail added £10.1 billion to the UK economy, the seventh largest contribution of any UK corporation. One in every 194 jobs in the UK is provided by Royal Mail. Our share of employment is even higher in areas with high unemployment rates. The full study methodology is published  here (PDF 108KB).
As the Universal Service Provider, Royal Mail facilitates e-commerce growth for UK businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises. The Universal Service provides depth of coverage, value for money and convenience for businesses wherever they are based in the UK .

We seek to build on the core economic and social contribution of our business operations through strategic community investments. We aim to raise £2 million for our charity partner, Action for Children. This will enable them to run the Blue’s Programme, face-to-face support sessions for young people at risk of developing mental health problems.