First Class stamp price increased to 30p

The price of a basic First Class stamp has increased from 28p to 30p as of today, April 7, 2005.

The basic rate for Second Class mail remains at 21p for all customers.

Many business mail services will see very much smaller increases and, in some cases, real decreases, as Royal Mail takes the "first steps toward rebalancing its prices to reflect actual costs and prepares for full competition in the market."

Prices for some bulk business mail services will decrease slightly.

Special Delivery Services, international mail and parcels sent by Royal Mail will cost more, but there will be no change to Parcelforce Worldwide’s prices for express, time-guaranteed parcels.


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