Royal Mail rising stamp prices – first and second class affected

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Royal Mail today announced that prices for first and second class stamps will increase on January 1. Customers took to social media to share their thoughts on the news.

“These changes are necessary to help ensure the sustainability of universal one-price service everywhere.”
The prices of parcels, signed letters and other postal items will also increase.

Royal Mail said despite the slight increase they were still “among the best in Europe” for stamp prices.

However, some customers were not happy with the increase, with people taking to Twitter to share their concerns.

He also shared that revenue from parcel deliveries exceeded letters for the first time after people adopted their online shopping habits.

Royal Mail said: “The reduction in letter volumes has had a significant impact on the finances of the universal service which lost £ 180million in the first half of the year.

“It demonstrates the need to change universal service. We are working tirelessly to provide the most comprehensive service possible under difficult circumstances as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact our operations. “

The Postal Service also shared important scam tips ahead of the busy Christmas season, which sees more people receiving letters and packages.

A scam email circulating sees scammers claiming to be from Royal Mail, and they have an undelivered letter for customers, and to receive it they have to pay an additional £ 1.99.

Taking to Twitter to share his experience, one user wrote: ‘UK residents – please keep an eye out for a fraudulent email claiming to be from @Courrier Royal ask £ 1.99 to resend a letter.

“As usual, some nasty people are looking for your card details. It all sounds very authentic, so warn your friends and family, especially the vulnerable! “

A Royal Mail spokesperson said: ‘Royal Mail Group takes a serious approach to fraudulent mail and understands the disarray this can cause to households across the country, including vulnerable people.

“We urge all members of the public who believe that they or a member of their family are receiving fraudulent e-mails can report it to our dedicated hotline at [email protected]or 0800 0113466.

“They can also contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit their website and use their online reporting tool. “



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