20.03.2017

Royal Mail tariff changes

Tariff changes 2017/18

Royal Mail have issued confirmation of their approved price changes for 2017. The Royal Mail changes will be effective from MONDAY 27 MARCH, 2017. 

The price of a First Class stamp will rise by 1p to 65p and the price of a Second Class stamp will increase by 1p to 56p.

Postage for a large First Class letter will increase by 2p to 98p. While a large Second Class letter will go up by 1p to 76p.

The increase in prices is in line with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), which rose by 1.8 per cent in the year to January.

Royal Mail said it understood how hard it was for many companies in the current economic environment, and so have considered price changes very carefully and have sought to minimise any impact on customers.

Royal Mail stated that "increases were needed to ensure the sustainability of the service and that UK stamps still represent good value compared to the rest of Europe".

This news comes on the back of Royal Mail also announcing earlier in the year that the number of letters being posted in the UK fell by 6 per in the nine months to 25 December.

How to keep postage costs down

The good news is that franking system customers will still experience big savings over stamp users.

Frama customers in particular can still expect to make great savings when using a Mailmark enabled Matrix franking system.

As a Frama customer, you will have already received a letter from Royal Mail regarding the 2017 tariff change.

For more information on this and all future changes, please visit www.royalmail.com/prices2017 for the latest information on Royal Mail tariff pricing for 2017.

If you do not currently use a Mailmark enabled franking system, call us today and start saving more on your outgoing postal costs.

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