Yes, that is what a summons is.
It is an alternative to an arrest.
Many offences are not arrestable although this is.
The reason they do this sometimes is just to cut police labour hours.
The only impact is that they cannot get an inference against you for failing to answer questions in interview because you were not interviewed.
They don't actually need an interview to charge a person.
Before adverse inferences were in law they never used to bother.
Can I clarify anything for you?
You have been charged.
You just haven't been read the charge under caution at the police station.
You may have had none of these things but you have been charged.
It has just been done remotely by summons.
Well, the charge is always done remotely.
It is just read to a suspect at the police station in more serious crime essentially so that a note can be taken of his reply to charge.
With speeding offences it is always done remotely.
Yes, CPS charge remotely.
The summons is really just notification and a summons to attend court.
The only impact is that they don't have your prints and DNA on the database and they can't ask the Court to draw inferences from your failure to mention any defence.
Generally speaking, summonses are better for the defence.