So the Royal Mail national strike is almost upon us. The 2-day strike commences Thursday, 22 October, but the damage is likely to last well beyond the end of the strike on Friday night.
Whilst most commercial activities should on the whole remain unaffected – thanks of course to the digital-age alternatives of email and fax – nevertheless it is important to bear in mind that if you are sending or chasing invoices, or of course if you are sending payments, you should:
- scan and email and/or fax invoices;
- email and/or fax demands for late payment; and
- if making payment, transfer funds electronically to avoid late payment charges or claims for interest or, more significantly, claims for non-payment.
Or, if a package is particularly important, use a courier.
It is anticipated that the postal system will disrupted for several weeks as a result of the 2-day strike. Ensure that you are not caught out by implementing safeguards and taking alternative action ahead of the strike. Leaving matters until after the stroke may be too late.
And if you are chasing payment only to be told that “the cheque’s in the post”, or if you are on the end of a demand for a payment that you have already made, then leave us a message or call us and let us help.