STAMPS IN RECORD PRICE RISE

A RECORD rise in UK postage prices has come into force – with a first-class stamp now costing 46p. That amounts to a 5p rise in the cost of sending standard letters weighing up to 100g by first-class post. Royal Mail has also increased the cost of a second-class stamp by 4p to 36p. A first-class, large letter stamp has risen by 9p to 75p, and by 7p to 58p for second-class mail.

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