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UK Bank Holiday – Monday 19th September 2022

Dear Customers,

As announced by King Charles III, Monday 19th September 2022 is a National Bank Holiday for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral and to mark the last day of national mourning.

Like many of our suppliers, UKP Worldwide will be joining them and closing for the day to allow our colleagues to pay their respects. We will be back open as usual from Tuesday 20th September.

We do expect to experience slight delays as a result of the suspension of services, however, we hope these will be kept to a minimum. Should you have any concerns about your forthcoming campaigns, or parcel deliveries, please do not hesitate to contact our Client Services team at ukpclientservices@ukpworldwide.com.


Many thanks,

Guy Cliffe & Client Services
UKP Worldwide

United Kingdom

Royal Mail has confirmed that they will be taking industrial strike action over 4 days later this month and at the start of September. Members who collect, sort and deliver parcels and mail are taking part in the strike action over the below dates:

  • 26th August and 31st August
  • 8th September and 9th September

Royal Mail has advised they are sorry for the disruption that the strike action is likely to cause and want to reassure everyone they will do everything they can to minimise disruption and get services back to normal as quickly as possible.

They have well-developed contingency plans, but they cannot fully replace the daily efforts of their frontline workforce. They will do what they can to keep services running, but customers should expect significant disruption. During the strike action they will:

  • Deliver as many Special Delivery and Tracked24 parcels wherever possible
  • Prioritise delivery of COVID test kits and medical prescriptions wherever possible
  • They will not be delivering letters (with the exception of Special Delivery).

Royal Mail thanks everyone for your patience and understanding during this time.

United Kingdom

Unfortunately, Royal Mail has advised that due to resourcing issues due to staff sickness or staff isolating, some areas will receive reduced deliveries and delays are to be expected. Below is a list of the affected areas: 

  • Ashford
  • Basildon
  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Chelmsford
  • Daventry
  • Debden
  • Enfield
  • Hampton
  • Highbury
  • Horsham
  • Ilford
  • Leeds City
  • Lewisham
  • Magherafelt
  • Margate
  • Rugeley
  • Somerton
  • South Ockendon
  • South Woodford
  • Upper Holloway
  • Widnes

We will keep you informed of any developments.