Keeping excessive delivery charges on the agenda

house_of_commons_logoGood to see that my EDM on delivery to rural areas has 40 signatures already. I am committed to doing what I can to highlight the unfair surcharges residents of the Highlands and other rural areas are asked to pay. Do your bit and report your experiences of excessive delivery charges to the Highland Council’s Trading Standards department.

In this day and age, more and more people are turning to online shopping when making their purchases. However, those in more rural areas, such as the Highlands are being forced into paying excessive charges for the delivery of items. This is manifestly unfair.

This has been a long running concern for my constituents and more needs to be done to protect residents in rural areas from being unfairly discriminated against by some online sellers due to their place of residence.

Consumers of Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey should automatically get the choice of the cheapest delivery option and the UK government needs to find ways to enforce this.