The latest deal to Postmasters is welcome and hard won, but Postmasters still need better remuneration and the network needs investment to ensure Post Offices can continue serving communities.
The Tories are being driven by a policy of non-intervention. But as the special shareholder, the UK government has to take further action to prevent the managed decline of yet another valued public asset.
As well as re-establishing Crown branches, the services offered by the Post Office need to be maintained and expanded upon to get more people through the door and review remuneration rates.
Communities and many vulnerable people rely on the Post Office and they bring people to our town centres. The network has to be protected.