Royal Mail is considering plans to close its main sorting offices in Leicester, Derby and Worcester, in order to consolidate the work in Birmingham, Northampton, Nottingham and Wolverhampton.
Royal Mail is to close four sorting centre in Canterbury, Dartford, Tonbridge and Maidstone, with the loss of up to 400 jobs, in order to transfer the work to a new site in Rochester in 2012.
Royal Mail is to relocate its London headquarters and 170 staff from Old Street to a 30,000 sq ft office at Unilever House in Blackfriars, and the Old Street site will become the headquarters for its Post Office subsidiary.
Royal Mail is to close sorting offices in Stockport, Bolton and Oldham over the next two years, as part of a plan to develop a new regional distribution centre in Warrington and four delivery offices in Manchester and Liverpool.
Royal Mail is to invest up to £70m in a new mail sorting and distribution centre at the Swan Valley Industrial Estate in Northampton by 2010, but the Bishop Street site in Coventry will close with the loss of about 500 jobs.
Royal Mail is planning to relocate its Parcelforce Worldwide depot and 125 staff from Southampton docks to Fareham, and a further 100 Royal Mail staff will relocate to Marchwood and Twyford.
Royal Mail is looking to sell about 50 of its large High Street branches to convenience store groups as part of a cost reduction programme, but smaller Post Office franchises could be offered at some of the sites.
Royal Mail has agreed a deal to give Dutch-owned TPG Post access to its delivery network, which will involve the use of TPG's existing TNT infrastructure to carry business mail to 73 mail centres.
Royal Mail is to stop transporting post by rail following a collapse in negotiations with English Welsh & Scottish Railway, which will involve the cancellation of 49 trains and an uncertain future for 500 jobs.
Royal Mail is considering plans to close Mail Rail, the underground rail network that links mail centres in London, and wants to hear suggestions from business and heritage groups about what to do with the track.
Royal Mail has announced plans to set up a £40m transport hub for up to 600 staff at the Drift Logistics Park in Daventry by next August, and existing sites in Wednesbury, Nottingham and Northampton will close.
Royal Mail is planning to revamp the postal delivery system in Gloucester at a cost of £5m, which is expected to involve the creation of three new delivery centres and the modernisation of the sorting office.
Royal Mail has awarded a £130m contract to Lockheed Martin of the US for the supply of systems that will enable it to automate the processing of machine-printed and hand-written addresses on letters and parcels.