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Postal delivery pricing: econometric analysis

In November 2018, the Scottish Government launched the Fairer Deliveries For All: An Action Plan which listed eight key actions to tackle the unfair and discriminatory parcel delivery charges faced by communities in remote and rural Scotland. This report is in response to action points 1 and 2.


Annex C: Scottish Government Urban-Rural Classification

Annex Table C1: Scottish Government three-fold Urban Rural Classification
Classification Definition
Rest of Scotland Settlements of 3,000 or more people
Accessible Rural Areas with a population of less than 3,000 people and within 30-minute drive of a settlement of 10,000 or more.
Remote Rural Areas with a population of less than 3,000 people and with a drive time of over 30 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more.
Annex Table C2: Scottish Government eight-fold Urban Rural Classification
Classification Definition
Large Urban Areas Settlements of 125,000 or more people
Other Urban Areas Settlements of 10,000 to 124,999 people.
Accessible Small Towns Settlements of 3,000 and 9,999 people and within 30 minutes’ drive of a settlement of 10,000 or more.
Remote Small Towns Settlements of between 3,000 and 9,999 people and with a drive time of over 30 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more.
Very Remote Small Towns Settlements of 3,000 and 9,999 people and with a drive time of over 60 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more.
Accessible Rural Areas with a population of less than 3,000 people, and within a 30 minutes’ drive time of a settlement of 10,000 or more.
Remote Rural Areas with a population of less than 3,000 people, and with a drive time of over 30 minutes but less than 60 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more.
Very Remote Rural Areas with a population of less than 3,000 people, and with a drive time of over 60 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more.

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Email: ConsumerandCompetition@gov.scot

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