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At the moment, this seems like a reasonably good idea, as it will encourage Royal Mail to become more efficient and an all-round better service. The real test, though, will be whether we still think it was a good idea five years hence, which will largely depend on whether Royal Mail has performed, or ended up increasing prices, removing rural services, or just giving up completely.