The Daily Mail reports:
More than one in three post offices could be closed under Government privatisation plans for the Royal Mail, it is feared.
The official customer body, Consumer Focus, believes that the country may be left with only a skeleton post office network.
It says safeguards are needed to ensure key parts of the Post Office role, such as the collection of parcels, are not hived off to supermarkets or other retailers.
Andy Burrows, postal services expert at Consumer Focus, said: ‘It’s entirely conceivable, though it seems an odd thing to suggest, that several years down the line you could have a post office network where you cannot undertake mail transactions