Mike meets Consumer Futures to discuss local Post Office concerns

Angus MP Mike Weir met with Eilidh McDonald, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) Consumer Futures Team and Andy Burrows, Head of Policy for Great Britain of Consumer Futures to discuss his concerns regarding the process being undertaken by Post Office Limited for their Branch transformation programme.

Consumer Futures are the organisation who oversee the interests of consumers in the Post Office. Mr Weir has raised concerns about the way the process is undertaken and specific concerns about the changes recently undertaken in Angus.

Commenting on the meeting Mr Weir said it was useful to discuss the issues

“I have long been concerned about the way in which the process is being undertaken, especially since the UK government wash their hands of the matter despite the fact that it is taxpayers money that is funding it.”

“We have seen in Angus several proposals that have not adequately taken into account local opinion. It seems to me that failure to take of account local opinion at an early stage is a major drawback and they need to engage local communities at the outset to both discuss and explain what is going on. All too often it appears that communities are being presented with a done deal rather than a true consultation”