When the Federation of Small Businesses surveyed its 5,000 members, 48% said the postal group should stay in public hands. They may find a bit of bad news arriving with tomorrow's post, when the Government sets out its plan to overhaul the group - including selling a minority stake to a rival operator.
The FSB said that small companies cannot afford to lose any more branches, with 80% depending on them for mail and other business services. Nearly 20% of its members said they are having to endure longer queues in post offices (we've all been there), now that the government has completed its closure of 2,500 branches; while 17% said they had to travel further to find a branch. So it seems broadband isn't enough for everyone.