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Citizens Advice reacts to stamp price increase

19 February 2016

The price of stamps for a standard letter up to 100g will rise by 1p on 29 March, Royal Mail has announced. The cost of a first class stamp will increase to 64p, and the cost of second class will rise to  55p.

Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, said:

“The universal postal service is crucial for people across the UK.

“While today’s price increase seems modest, it is above inflation which will disappoint consumers who would have hoped for a more gentle rise.

“It’s important companies do all they can to make clear the differences in postal prices - for example it can cost less to post the same parcel online than in person at a post office.”

Notes to editors

  1. The Citizens Advice service comprises a network of local Citizens Advice, all of which are independent charities, the Citizens Advice consumer service and national charity Citizens Advice. Together we help people resolve their money, legal and other problems by providing information and advice and by influencing policymakers. For more see the Citizens Advice website.
  2. The advice provided by the Citizens Advice service is free, independent, confidential and impartial, and available to everyone regardless of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age or nationality.
  3. To get advice online or find your local Citizens Advice in England and Wales, visit citizensadvice.org.uk
  4. You can get consumer advice from the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 or 03454 04 05 05 for Welsh language speakers.
  5. Local Citizens Advice in England and Wales advised 2.5 million clients on 6.2 million problems in 2014/15. For full service statistics see our publication Advice trends.
  6. Citizens Advice service staff are supported by more than 21,000 trained volunteers, working at over 2,500 service outlets across England and Wales.