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Stamp Costs Rising?

It has recently been announced that the Royal Mail is to increase the Stamp Costs. This is for both first and second class stamps from 30 March.

It said the prices for first and second class stamps would rise 1p to 63p and 54p respectively. Apparently, the cost remained among the best in terms of value offered across Europe.

Sending a large letter would increase to 95p for first class and to 74p for second class.

Royal Mail also announced that it was simplifying and cutting the price of sending a second-class medium parcel, and will maintain prices for second-class small parcels which was introduced as a Christmas promotion.

It meant parcels weighing up to 2kg would be priced at £4.89.

The postal group said it had thought “carefully” about the impact on its customers before deciding to raise letter prices, adding that it recognised how the recent tough economic conditions had made it difficult for consumers and businesses.