Saturday, April 14, 2012

Rationing of stamps by British mail ahead of 30% raise results into stampede

Royal Mail’s decision to ration postage stamps ahead of steep price increases led to panic buying and growing anger yesterday.

Small businesses will be hit particularly hard by the increases, with the price of first-class stamps going up from 46p to 60p from April 30 – a rise of 30 per cent.

The price of second-class stamps will rise even more steeply – by 39 per cent, from 36p to 50p. The increases are the biggest since 1975.

Read more: Mail Online 


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