Royal Mail Announce Stamp Price Rise

Royal Mail has announced a price increase on first and second class stamps, to be introduced on 30 March.

First class stamps will cost 63p each, with second class costing 54p.

The firm also announced that the price of a large letter would increase by 2p to 95p for first class postage.

The company said it had thought "carefully" about the price changes and the impact it might have on customers, but added that UK stamp prices are among the best value in Europe.


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