Apr 4, 2022

Price of first class stamps rises to 95p

The price of a first class stamp has risen by 10p to 95p as Royal Mail seeks to cover higher delivery costs while the number of letters being sent falls. Second class stamps have also increased by 2p to 68p.Royal Mail said it was having to deliver to a growing number of addresses, which was adding to costs. The price of first and second class stamps have more than doubled since 2010, when they cost 41p and 32p respectively. Last year, Royal Mail saw the volume of parcels it delivers surge as people embraced online shopping, more than offsetting its losses from letters. The price rises also come as many households face rising living costs, with food, energy and fuel costs all going up.

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